Skip to comments.Bilbray and 51 Other Members of Congress Oppose Obama’s Postponement of E-Verify, Again
Posted on 06/12/2009 9:14:45 AM PDT by IdahoPatriot
Washington, D.C.Congressman Brian Bilbray, Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, has recently sent President Barack Obama a letter, signed by 51 other members of Congress, regarding opposition to the Administration's postponement of the E-Verify program. In the letter, the members stated, "We oppose the Administration's decision to delay, for a third time, the requirement that federal contractors use E-Verify to confirm that new hires are eligible to work in the United States legally."
"E-Verify is a successful and important program and is the key to the moderate position for immigration reform," said Congressman Bilbray. "As the federal government places regulations on the business community, it needs to be responsible in helping those businesses navigate those regulations. E-Verify illustrates this responsibility, and the Obama Administration should stop postponing this program."
Technically, this is the fourth time this year that the E-Verify program has been delayed. The Bush Administration delayed the program just days before Obama's inauguration.
The unions may be willing to go along with this as long as they get their “card check”. After all, the success of card check is based on intimidation and who better to intimidate then someone without papers? The illegals can probably be counted on to sign the cards.
Dang! I knew we should have E-Verified Obama when he applied for the job.
Where’s Lou Dobbs on this?
The local Taco stand MUST use E-Verify or get hefty fines.
FEDERAL contractors don’t have to use E-Verify.
How’s that for change, all you stupid NObama voters????
How does this affect YOUR source of a paycheck???
Apparently Congressman Bilbray is under a mistaken impression as to whom he works for.
All over it! From his web page:
E-Verify will not be considered as part of the Omnibus Bill. Senator Jeff Sessions tried to add the amendment that would have saved E-Verify. E-Verify will remain enforced for the time being, but its future is in jeopardy. The vote was whether to table the amendment. A YES vote is against E-Verify, a NO vote is supporting E-Verify. To see how your Senator voted Click Here.
E-Verify is set to expire. E-Verify is the U.S. Governments single most effective program against illegal immigration. E-Verify is free to employers and it has an accuracy rate of 99.6%. Business special interests groups want to kill it. Congress stripped language from the stimulus package that would have continued funding for the program. To find out more about E-Verify; a voluntary system used by more than 60,000 employers to check if workers are eligible to work in the U.S. Click here
Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Here are some of the proposals to continue this type of program.
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