The Smith-Grassley push to make the ineffective and burdensome E-Verify program mandatory nationwide continues to generate significant opposition from a broad range of observers, from the editorial board of La Opinion, the largest Spanish-language daily in the U.S., to the Service Employees International Union, to respected columnist Andres Oppenheimer.... Continue »
Yesterday, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) released a statement expressing his strong opposition to Lamar Smith's E-Verify legislation, which would require all employers in the U.S. to use the flawed government program known as E-Verify to evaluate whether an employee is legal to work. Continue »
Today in National Review, Mark Krikorian published his response to our long list of criticisms about the mandatory E-Verify bill that Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are pushing. Continue »
Amid controversy over this week's efforts to revive a federal E-Verify program, farmers are finding themselves with a slight reprieve. The bill, which came back on Tuesday when Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Legal Workforce Act, would require businesses in the U.S. to verify the immigration status... Continue »
Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) each introduced their own versions of mandatory E-Verify legislation. Freshman senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is an original cosponsor of the Grassley bill. Marco Rubio might have stayed out of the immigration debate in Florida but he definitely... Continue »
A bill that would require employers to electronically verify the immigration status of potential employees was introduced on Tuesday. Its sponsor said it would help Americans get jobs while one critical group said it would hurt businesses and immigrant employees. Continue »
The Latino community is deeply concerned about aggressive official policies that impact undocumented immigrants, such as the 287(g) and Secure Communities programs. They also worry about the fact that Congress is unlikely to approve comprehensive immigration reform. Continue »
Today House Republicans, led by Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Elton Gallegly (R-CA), and Steve King (R-IA), unveiled the top bill on their anti-immigration agenda: a plan to make all employers in America use the deeply flawed E-Verify program to check the immigration status of their workers. Continue »
The Los Angeles Times published a rebuttal to yesterday's glowing, but deficient in facts, op-ed on E-Verify from Representatives Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly. Today, Raul A. Reyes actually uses facts to deconstruct the Smith/Gallegly spin on a program that would cause massive job losses -- and has the... Continue »
Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) advocate the mandatory use of E-Verify to preserve jobs for Americans and crack down on illegal immigration. As a supporter of comprehensive reform, I read their Op-Ed article with great interest and was disheartened by their faulty reasoning. Continue »