Pros And Cons Of The E-Verification System

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Over the past few years, our economy has faced unthinkable challenges including millions upon millions of Americans losing or has lost their jobs. For the past two years the unemployment rate has average around nine percent. Among the 26 million who are unemployed, at least seven million individuals are working illegally in the United States. Some believe that legal workers have to compete with illegal immigrants for scarce jobs. Good news is, congress have come up with a program that will eliminate unauthorized employment. On June 14th, 2011, the House of Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing on the “Legal Workforce Act.” This bill was introduced by Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith(R-TX). According to “Once Again, Congress Pursues Costly E-Verify Legislation to the Peril of U.S. Economy” article, this bill would make the E-Verify (electronic employment verification system) mandatory for all employers within two years (three for agriculture). In this article they see this bill as more of…show more content…
I believe that is an excellent idea and will open up job opportunity for people and will help a business owner stay out of trouble for employing illegal immigrants. There are some ways to get passed E-Verify yet and still the government is working closing all loop holes. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), if unauthorized workers present genuine identity and employment-eligibility documents that are borrowed or stolen, E-Verify will erroneously confirm them as work authorized. Westat estimated that 6.2% of employees put through the system were not authorized to work in the U.S., but 54% of those were incorrectly confirmed by E-Verify. Hopefully they fix all glitches in the system and turn this economy around. I would defiantly support this along with our President

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