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Media parrots "worker shortage" claims; but the public isn't buying it

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Just before the 2008 recession, Michael Teitelbaum of the Sloan Foundation (dedicated to the education of science and technology in America) bluntly told the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation that there is no shortage of scientists and engineers in America's educational pipeline. Teitelbaum further charged that the press too often echoed the industry lobbyists' "shortage" claims while ignoring the substantial body of evidence to the contrary. Four years later, the mainstream media is still proving Teitelbaum right.

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

Rep. John Mica

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Rep. John Mica (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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Council Tackles E-Verify Language; Approves COPS Grant

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Springfield City Council discussed the ballot language associated with the E-verify ordinance at its Monday night meeting.
Council also discussed when to put the issue to voters: either February 7 or March 6, 2012.
Earlier this year, the Ozarks Minutemen submitted enough signatures to force a public vote.http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=554587

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Rep. Bartlett Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett

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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) 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. John Fleming Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. John Fleming

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Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) 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 and state governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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In spite of obstacles, E-Verify marches on

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  by  Jeremy Beck

E-Verify is gaining in popularity, even in states that have tried to limit its use. But it will take a federal bill like Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act to require every employer to use the free, online program. Employers who use E-Verify give it high marks and recommend it to others but too few sign up for it unless they are required to do so.

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Rep. Ralph Hall Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Ralph Hall

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Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state contractors and critical infrastructure sites to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal Workforce Act could open up as many as 7 million jobs currently held by illegal aliens.

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

Rep. John Sullivan

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Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state contractors and critical infrastructure sites to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal Workforce Act could open up as many as 7 million jobs currently held by illegal aliens.

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Rep. Todd Akin Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Todd Akin

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Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has cosponsored Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state contractors and critical infrastructure sites to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal Workforce Act could open up as many as 7 million jobs currently held by illegal aliens.

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Reps. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Walsh Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill

Reps. Capito & Walsh

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Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) have 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 and state governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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LEGAL Immigration - A Tool for Modern Day Slavery

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  by  Solomon Gifford

When NumbersUSA aired the "Lower LEGAL Immigration" ad during two recent GOP national debates, a number of individuals posted comments on Twitter in disbelief that any organization would advocate lower legal immigration levels. Amnesty is the only form of LEGAL immigration that some are willing stand against. However, just because something is legal doesn't make it morally right. For example, if the African Slave trade were still in operation today, I would stand against it.

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Reps. Chip Cravaack and Tim Johnson Cosponsor Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Reps. Cravaack & Johnson

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Reps. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) and Tim Johnson (R-Ill.) have 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 and state governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. Peter DeFazio Stands up for Unemployed Americans Amid Visa Abuse

Rep. Peter DeFazio

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Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) spoke out against Oregonian forestry contractors who used stimulus money to hire legal foreign workers instead of unemployed Americans. Earlier this year, Rep. DeFazio introduced the bi-partisan Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R.483) that would require all businesses to use E-Verify. Oregon's unemployment rate is slightly above the national average, standing at 9.6%.

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Rep. Frank Guinta Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Frank Guinta

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Freshman Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H..) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for new hires within 2 years. By cosponsoring Chairman Smith's bill, Rep. Guinta has now cosponsored at least one bill in two of our 5 Great Immigration Solution categories.

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Rep. David Schweikert Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. David Schweikert

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Freshman Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) has cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for new hires within 2 years. By cosponsoring Chairman Smith's bill, Rep. Schweikert has now cosponsored at least one bill in three of our 5 Great Immigration Solution categories.

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Rep. Burton Cosponsors Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Rep. Dan Burton

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Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) 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 and state governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Reps. Duncan Hunter and Tim Griffin Cosponsor Chairman Smith's E-Verify Bill

Reps. Hunter and Griffin

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Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) have 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 and state governments to check new hires and existing employees within 6 months.

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Rep. McKinley Cosponsors Chairman Smith's Mandatory E-Verify Bill

Rep. David McKinley

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Rep. David McKinley (R-W.V.) cosponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) over last week's House recess. Rep. McKinley is one NumbersUSA's 11 5-for-5ers for sponsoring at least one bill in each of our 5 Great Immigration-Reduction Solution categories; an honor he had earned well before his cosponsorship of Chairman Smith's bill.

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Facts Contradict Cantor's Concern That Few Foreign Students Remain in U.S. To Work

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Bloomberg News hosted a round table last week of business leaders and academia to discuss, in addition to many other topics, how they could get more foreign workers to the United States. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made an appearance at the panel and his statement to the group sounded off some alarms. Rep. Cantor said he sympathized with their concerns and, through his leadership position in Congress, would work to find ways to increase the number of available foreign workers.

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EEOC Alleges Georgia Farmer Discriminated Against American Workers

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An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit filed last week accuses a South Georgia farmer of discriminating against U.S. and black workers because of their race and national origin while giving better treatment to workers from Mexico.  The suit alleges that the firm in 2009 let go the bulk of its U.S. workers but kept nearly all of its 370 workers from Mexico. The next year, lawyers say the company terminated the majority of its 233 U.S. workers, but it kept the vast majority of its 518 workers from Mexico.

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Georgia agriculture commissioner to testify about farm labor on Capitol Hill

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Roy Beck, the executive director of Numbers USA, a nonprofit that supports lower immigration levels, has suggested in the past that farmers might become more innovative if they did not depend on the labor of illegal immigrants. They might even resort to using more mechanization in harvesting, he said. http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/georgia-agriculture-commissioner-to-1193712.html

By Jeremy Redmon -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House

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Roy Beck, who heads NumbersUsa.com, said the bill should be supported because it protects jobs – for Americans and legal residents, he said.

"This is a tremendous bill and it will change the face of the workplace in the next two years, especially in California," Beck said. "There are millions of payroll jobs unemployed Americans will get."

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Victory! E-Verify Bill Passes Through Judiciary Without Major Changes

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The House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act on Wednesday afternoon 22-to-13. Only two amendments were approved by the committee, including one offered by Chairman Smith himself. The bill, H.R.2885, would require all employers to use E-Verify within 2 years for all non-agricultural new hires, while requiring federal, state and local agencies to check current employees as well within 6 months.

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House Judiciary Committee Continues Markup of National E-Verify Bill

Rep. Lamar Smith

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The House Judiciary Committee will continue its markup today of Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act, H.R.2885. The bill would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify within two years as well as create several triggers that would help identify illegal aliens using fraudulent documents and/or already holding a job in the workforce.

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Don't Turn a Blind Eye: E-Verify

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  by  Jeremy Beck

The markup of Rep. Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) in the House Judiciary coincided with news from around the country that emphasized the need for his national E-Verify bill. While President Obama and other officials around the country are shielding more than 7 million illegal workers, more than 22 million citizens and legal immigrants want a full-time job but can't find one.

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Our Grid Compares Immigration Enforcement Under Current Law With H.R. 2885

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  by  Roy Beck

In one glance at our easy, colorful enforcement comparison Grid, you can see how the climate for illegal aliens in your state would get really tough if Congress passes U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's H.R. 2885 (the Legal Workforce Act). Take a look at the Grid and see the 30 ways that H.R. 2885 would ensure that only legal workers get payroll jobs.

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House Judiciary Committee Schedules Markup for the Legal Workforce Act

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The House Judiciary Committee will begin marking up Chariman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act on Thursday morning. The Legal Workforce Act would require national use of E-Verify for all new hires for 100% of businesses within 2 years of enactment. Earlier today, Chairman Smith reintroduced the bill as H.R.2885 with a new subsection that requires the Department of Homeland Security to establish a support center for states that wish to help enforce the law.

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Another Urgent Reason to Pass Federal E-Verify Bill: California Passes Bill Barring Local E-Verify Mandate

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The California State Senate passed A.B.1236 earlier this week, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. The bill would prohibit counties and local municipalities in the state from requiring businesses to use E-Verify, futhering the need for House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act that would require all business in the U.S. to use E-Verify.

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Rep. Mo Brooks calls on Pres. Obama to Put American Workers Ahead of Illegal Aliens

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In a speech on the House floor, Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) called for President Barack Obama to put jobless Americans ahead of illegal alien workers. Rep. Brooks is a member of NumbersUSA's 5-for-5 Club because of his sponsorship of our 5 Great Immigration-Reduction Solutions.

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GOP Candidates Face Questions on Amnesty During Reagan Debate

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The field of GOP Presidential Hopefuls faced questions on how to secure the border and deal with the 11 million illegal aliens who live in the United States during Wednesday's debate held at the Reagan Library. While everyone in the field provided some details to their border security plans, most of the field also danced around the issue of amnesty with only a few providing a strongline opposition to amnesty.

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How is your local media covering the work-permits-to-illegal-aliens story?

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  by  Jeremy Beck

The Obama administration quietly dropped a bombshell late last week when it announced that it would be granting work permits to as many as 300,000 illegal workers currently in deportation proceedings. The mainstream media has marginalized this very important story, especially overlooking the adverse impact the work permits will have on 22 million Americans who want a full-time job but can't find one. The press continues to ignore the fact that the federal government imports more legal foreign workers every month than it creates jobs. Nor does the media question what Obama's work-permits-for-illegal- workers means for suffering unemployed Americans.

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Obama Official: Illegal Aliens Will Receive Work Permits

Pres. Obama

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According to a Wall Street Journal report, illegal aliens will be eligible to receive work permits if their deportation is deferred through the Obama Administration's new policy. Yesterday, the Administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security will review all deportation cases on a case-by-case basis and only deport illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes.

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Immigration Lessons from Texas

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  by  Jeremy Beck

In his August 14 column, "The Texas Unmiracle," Nobel-Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman arrives at similar conclusions about immigration and employment as NumbersUSA. First, Krugman acknowledges that immigration, in part, drove Texas job growth (more people = bigger economy) during the recession. Second, Krugman notes that job growth hasn't kept up with population growth in Texas (more jobs, but high unemployment). Finally, Krugman warns that the influx of workers has put downward pressure on wages (supply and demand).

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Sustainable Immigration (part 1 of 4): American Workers

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Since 1990, immigration numbers have been higher than in any other period in U.S. history. Over the last two decades, immigration has averaged about 1 million people per year, or three times our traditional average. U.S. population will more than double from 203 million in 1970 to 439 million in 2050, and immigration will cause eighty-two percent of all U.S. population growth between 2005 and 2050. The radical population growth Congress creates through its immigration policies has no end in sight, and is running up a bill future generations will have to pay.

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'Labor Shortage' Stories

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  by  Jeremy Beck

The "labor shortage" claim is an old lobbying gambit that reporters still haven't caught onto. Mass-immigration activists learned decades ago that the press loves a scary story about shortages, whether it is true or not. In 2007, just before the recession Michael S. Teitelbaum, Vice President of the Sloan Foundation testified before Congress and noted that interest groups have a right to promote their own interests. His testimony rings as true in this jobless recovery as it did four years ago before the recession.

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County contractors required to verify workers' immigration status

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San Bernardino County has implemented a policy to require all contractors that do business with the County to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to ensure that their employees are legally authorized to work in the United States. http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/required-29134-san-bernardino.html

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MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Frelinghuysen, Hall, Granger & Ross)

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Frelinghuysen, Granger, Hall, & Ross

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Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Ralph Hall (R-Texas), Kay Granger (R-Texas), and Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

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MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 2 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Shuler & Wolf)

Reps. Shuler & Wolf

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House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act is now bi-partisan with the addition of Democrat Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) also cosponsored the bill today. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

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MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 4 More Cosponsor Chairman Smith's Bill (Burgess, Griffin, Sullivan & Young)

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Burgess, Griffin, Sullivan & Young

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Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), John Sullivan (R-Okla.), and Don Young (R-Alaska) have co-sponsored House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) E-Verify bill. Chairman Smith's bill would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment.

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USCIS Data Shows that 3.2% of Employers Using E-Verify; H.R. 2164 Would Require 100%

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A new report from the Migration Policy Institute found that only 3.2% of the nation's employers are currently enrolled in E-Verify. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's mandatory E-Verify bill, Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2164), would require 100% of employers to use E-Verify within two years.

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Rep. Gallegly: E-Verify Bill Will Create Jobs

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Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) wrote an op-ed that was published in Roll Call today that touts Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill (H.R. 2164). Rep. Gallegly wrote that E-Verify is efficient, easy to use, and the best bill currently offered in Congress to put Americans back to work.

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