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Sen. Grassley Introduces Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Sen. Chuck Grassley

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has introduced new legislation (S.202) in the U.S. Senate that would require all employers in the United States to use E-Verify. Sen. Grassley serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration policy in the Senate. He also sits on the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. The Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act of 2013 would make the E-Verify program permanent and would require all employers to use the system within 12 months of enactment.

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New CIS Study Ties Unemployment to Illegal Immigration

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A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies has found that current U.S. unemployment is disproportionately affecting lesser educated Americans, and therefore they are most impacted by the presence of 11 million illegal aliens who tend to be lesser educated as well. The study takes a closer look at the U-3 and U-6 unemployment rates by breaking the rates down by birthplace, race, and educational attainment.

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Unemployment rate down, but fewer Americans are working as high immigration continues

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

November unemployment numbers were released earlier today, and while much of the focus is on the fact that the overall rate dropped 0.2 points from 7.9% to 7.7%, a few media outlets are focusing on why the rate dropped - 542,000 Americans gave up their job search and are no longer being counted in the overall statistic. And while the overall size of the population grew by nearly 200,000 people, the number of people working or looking for work has dropped precipitously.

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House votes down motion to increase foreign workers with no visa offsets

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During consideration of H.R. 6429, a bill that would replace the Visa Lottery with green cards for foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges or universities with an advanced degree in a STEM field, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) raised a motion to replace the bill with another version that would increase foreign worker visas with no offsets. The House, however, voted, with bipartisan support, to keep the existing version of the bill, with the visa offsets, intact.

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8 Ace Dems on Jobs/Immigration

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  by  Roy Beck

With the baseball post-season in full swing, let's just say that the following eight U.S. Representatives are the ACES of the Democratic team in Congress when it comes to giving priority to American workers over illegal foreign workers and over bringing in new immigrant workers.

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Media misses immigration angle in jobs analysis

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Over the past three months, the economy has created an average of 75,000 new jobs and the federal government has created an average of 75,000 new permanent U.S. job seekers via immigration. The mainstream media does not report the latter statistic. For years, NumbersUSA has talked about the 75,000 permanent work permits the federal government grants (on average) to immigrant workers every month. For the last three months, job creation has barely kept pace with the number of green cards issued - a fact that eluded the press and, therefore, much of the citizenry.

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Report Says U.S. has Too Many Scientists but Not Enough Jobs

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A recent report from the Washington Post finds that there are too many scientists living in the United States with too few jobs despite bipartisan support for increased immigration for foreign nationals with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The report finds that some high-tech areas are booming, while jobs in many other fields, including biology, chemistry, and medicine, are scarce.

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Webcast Shines Light on Wave of Bills That Will Hurt American Workers, Wages and College Graduates

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  by  Melanie Oubre

This past week, three bills have been introduced by Senators from both sides of the aisle aimed at bringing more foreign STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers to the U.S.  What the politicians and pundits are forgetting to mention is that there are eligible, U.S. workers out there to fill these jobs. I personally have friends who graduated this past week with engineering degrees and no job offers in sight.   

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New Virginia Law to Publish Unemployment Rates of Recent College Grads

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A new Virginia law that goes into effect next summer will publish the unemployment rates for recent graduates of the state's colleges and universities. The law, which passed almost unanimously through both chambers of the Virginia state legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell, was created after a study from Northeastern University found that 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed.

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Webcast Highlights House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's New Web Tool that Ignores E-Verify Bill

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor launched a new citizen tool on his leadership website that was the subject of our weekly webcast. The Citizen Cosponsor Project allows citizens to show their support for legislation in Congress by using their Facebook account. But currently, Leader Cantor excludes a popular mandatory E-Verify bill from his website.

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Roy on CNN ridicules adding Irish (or any other) foreign workers

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

With all kinds of Americans celebrating St. Patrick's Day last week, the news media have been almost aflutter with the storyline that the one pro-immigration bill that may be able to get by grassroots opposition this year is one that adds thousands of special new work visas for workers from Ireland. NumbersUSA President Roy Beck has been nearly the lone voice in public opposition, but his quotes have shown up widely in newspapers and radio across the country.

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Gallegly: E-Verify Will Put Americans to Work

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In an op-ed in The Washington Times Representative Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, writes that Congress needs to step up and pass mandatory E-Verify. Gallegly writes that by mandating E-Verify in passing the Legal Workforce Act, jobs would open up for millions of American workers while removing counterfeiting and fraud from the hiring process. 

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USCIS Says E-Verify is Underutilized

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The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Alejandro Mayorkas told the Washington Times that the E-Verify workplace verification system can handle many more requests than it currently does. The agency, which is under the Department of Homeland Security, oversees the E-Verify system. Currently, only companies that contract with the federal government and a employers in a handful of states are mandated to use E-Verify.

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By early spring, this year's summer jobs for college kids are gone

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Although it seems like only yesterday, six months have passed since last August when foreign-born student workers exposed the Hershey Company's abuse of the State Department's Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.

College students from Turkey, Moldova and China as well as other nations came at their own expense to work at Hershey allegedly to promote "lasting and meaningful relationships" with their American peers.

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Why is Speaker Boehner Blocking E-Verify?

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This television ad will run across the country in March asking why House Speaker John Boehner won't allow a House vote on E-Verify. Viewers are urged to call Speaker Boehner and ask him to allow a vote on mandatory E-Verify. A recent poll conducted by Pulse Opinion Research found that 78% of Americans want a national workplace verification system as a way to address the issue of illegal immigration.

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Manufacturers Move to Train and Hire U.S. Workers

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A recent op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal has identified a major labor shortage in the U.S. manufacturing sector, but instead of calling for more foreign workers, the op-ed suggests some in the industry are finding ways to train unemployed Americans to fill the positions. According to a survey conducted in October of 2011, 5% of manufacturing jobs went unfilled despite a 9% unemployment rate.

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Romney’s Vocal E-Verify Stance Assisted Strong Arizona Win Tonight – New Poll Confirms Huge E-Verify Popularity

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  by  Roy Beck

In Arizona where immigration was near the top of voter concerns, the candidate who “owned” the E-Verify issue was bound to benefit. While many pundits claimed Romney’s robust advocacy of national mandatory E-Verify was a blunder that somehow put him on the political fringe, the Arizona election results tonight and a new national poll show him to be identifying with overwhelming majorities of virtually every type of American.

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Wedels Not Satisfied With Getting A Job From the White House, Want H-1B Policy Change

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The White House is following up on an offer made by President Obama for Darin Wedel, a semiconductor engineer, according to a report by Computer World. The offer was made during a live online town hall, sponsored by Google, after Darin's wife, Jennifer questioned the government's policy concerning H-1B visa workers. 

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Pres. Obama Panders to the High-Tech Lobby at the Expense of Unemployed Americans

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  by  Andrew Good

A Google-sponsored town hall event with President Obama Monday evening quickly turned to immigration issues.In the most publicized moment of the event, a woman from Texas asked Pres. Obama why he supported importing more high-tech foreign workers when her husband, who is a semiconductor engineer, has been unemployed for the past three years. Pres. Obama's only response was to pander to the high-tech lobby.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce's efforts to help unemployed veterans don't go far enough

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  by  Dave Gorak

Much has been written recently about the dismal unemployment rate (13 percent) among returning veterans, and a recent Washington Times story notes that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who for years has had a soft spot for illegal aliens, has initiated a drive designed to help returning service members and their spouses find jobs. But at the same time, Chamber President Thomas Donahue supported making illegal aliens living in the U.S. "official".

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Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Rep. Jim Matheson

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Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify within two years. The bill also requires all federal, state, and local governments to E-Verify their entire workforce.

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President Obama's Ineffective Jobs Program

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  by  Joe Jenkins

On Thursday, President Obama announced a plan to put up to 180,000 American youths back to work this summer. On the face of it, the president should be applauded. However, when one considers that in 2011, a record high of 18.8 million youths (ages 16 to 24) were unable to find a summer job, his plan seems rather lacking in certain areas... such as putting a meaningful number of Americans back to work.

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200 Illegal-Alien Workers Losing Their Jobs at Pacific Steel

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Pacific Steel in Berkeley, Calif. is laying off 200 illegal-alien workers who weren't able to provide valid documents after an audit conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement requested the company's I-9 files and found that the paperwork for 200 workers, approximately one-third of the company's total workforce, didn't match up.

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E-Verify forces reluctant employers to hire legal workers

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Georgia's mandatory E-Verify law is driving farmers to use the H-2A guestworker program, which has no ceiling and which was created specifically for the needs of agriculture. Growers, however, often eschew the H-2A program in favor hiring illegal aliens which is always more convenient than filling out federal forms and reporting back to the federal government. Now that Georgia's law makes it harder to get away with illegal hiring, farmers are looking for legal workers. According to WXIA-TV / 11 Alive in Atlanta, some aren't happy about it.

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Disabled Vets Benefiting from the Expanding Use of E-Verify

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A new report from Lincoln, Neb. reveals that disabled veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are finding jobs because of the increasing number of companies using E-Verify. The report focuses specifically on three vets that now work for the Lincoln Verification Operations Center. The new center works under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and helps private businesses verify new hires using E-Verify.

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Watch and Listen to our Iowa TV and Radio Ads

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Click on the headline to get to the radio and TV ads that NumbersUSA is running virtually non-stop in Iowa until the "first in the nation" Caucuses on Jan. 3. The ads focus on one question:  Who should get the next jobs that are created in the U.S.?  Unemployed Americans?  Or will the politicans add another million legal immigrants to take the jobs? 

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December 2011 Iowa Caucuses Television Ad

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For the two and a half weeks leading up to the Iowa Caucuses, NumbersUSA
is running this ad across the state to urge the Presidential Hopefuls
to take a position on legal immigration. More than 20 million Americans
can't find a full-time job, but Washington will bring in another 1
million legal, working-age immigrants next year. Who should have first
crack at new jobs: unemployed Americans or 1 million new legal
immigrants?

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Another Democrat -- Rep. Dan Boren -- Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Dan Boren

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Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) becoming the third Democrat to add his name to the bill. The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Heath Shuler Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Heath Shuler

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Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) becoming the second Democrat to add his name to the bill. For the last three Congresses, Rep. Shuler has authored the SAVE Act that, like the Legal Workforce Act, would require all businesses to use E-Verify.

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Rep. Charlie Bass Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Charlie Bass

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Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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USCIS Data: U.S. Companies Hiring Foreign Workers at Record Pace Despite 8.6% Unemployment Rate

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With a U.S. unemployment rate at 8.6%, one would expect that many of the high paying job openings available domestically are a positive sign for jobless Americans. However, that has not been the case. According to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, U.S. companies have hired foreign workers at an expeditious pace. 

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Rep. John Duncan Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. John Duncan

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Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Mark Amodei Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Mark Amodei

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Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley to Place Hold on Employment-Based Visa Bill

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is placing a hold on the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) that overwhelmingly passed through the House Tuesday night 389-to-15. The bill would remove the per-country limitations placed on employment-based visas. NumbersUSA took no position on the bill since it would not change overall immigration levels.

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Workers taken in Asheville immigration raid on Shogun Buffet

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Twelve restaurant workers were detained in an immigration raid off Brevard Road Tuesday, according to a local immigrants rights group. . .

Volker said agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained eight people from Latin American countries and four Asian immigrants ranging in age from 23 to around 40. Volkmer said some of the immigrants were from Mexico and El Salvador.

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A New Twist in the Muzzling of American Workers

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  by  Jeremy Beck

American workers rarely factor into the mainstream media's immigration coverage unless they are being accused of being lazy or unintelligent. They rarely get a chance to tell their side of the story. The New York Times' coverage of the Obama Administration's review of 300,000 deportation cases is no exception, but it does add a new twist. In the story "U.S. to Review Cases Seeking Deportations," the muzzled voices don't belong to apple pickers, construction workers, or software engineers, but to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents charged with enforcing U.S. immigration laws.

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Rep. Mike Coffman Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Mike Coffman

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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Ander Crenshaw Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Ander Crenshaw

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Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Joe Heck Cospsonsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Joe Heck

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Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Alan Nunnelee Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Alan Nunnelee

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Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Jo Bonner Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Jo Bonner

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Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Alabama) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act  (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Pete Olson Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Pete Olson

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Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885). The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years and require all federal, state, and local governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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