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Should Americans Get Permission from the Federal Government Before Being Allowed to Start a New Job?

Did you know that as early as next year you might not be able to start a new job unless you are first cleared by a federal database? Some background: E-Verify is an electronic employment verification system that employers can use to determine if a new hire (or current employee) is eligible to work in the United States.

E-verification for workers is too flawed

Republicans in Congress have launched a major offensive to force several million undocumented immigrants to leave the United States with a bill that would make it mandatory for U.S. employers to electronically verify workers’ legal status. It sounds like a reasonable idea, but the way they want to do it would hurt all involved.

Opinion: Mountain View journalist’s story shows why we need the Dream Act

In this week’s New York Times Magazine, Jose Antonio Vargas — a 2000 graduate of Mountain View High School and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist — describes his life growing up as an undocumented immigrant. He tells of his journey to this country from the Philippines at age 12 to live with his grandparents and begin sixth grade in America.

Help for young immigrants

By some estimates, nearly a million young people in this country are living in a kind of immigration limbo. The United States is the only home many of them have known, but because they were brought here illegally as children by their parents, they live in fear of deportation.

Plan to expel illegal immigrants will backfire

Republicans in Congress have launched a major offensive to force several million undocumented immigrants to leave the United States with a bill that would make it mandatory for U.S. employers to electronically verify workers’ legal status. It sounds like a reasonable idea, but the way they want to do it would hurt all involved.