Yesterday's party-line passage of Rep. Lamar Smith's mandatory E-Verify bill in the House Judiciary Committee does nothing to relieve Republican leadership's heartburn over mandatory E-Verify, which we wrote about yesterday. Continue »
Proposed legislation that would require employers across the country to use the electronic employment-verification program known as E-Verify passed out of a congressional House committee today. The bill, HR 2885, would require that almost every business in the country adopt the program within two years of the bill's final... Continue »
Yesterday, The House Judiciary Committee approved Rep. Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill on a party-line vote after considering a series of amendments. Rep. Lamar Smith has consistently maintained that his E-Verify bill is about protecting American workers, even though it's clearly not. Continue »
The House Judiciary Committee just voted, 22 - 13, to pass Rep. Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill, H.R. 2885. It was a party line vote. All the Democrats voted no while the GOP members voted with Smith. The next step in the House is up to Republican leadership. And, Smith's... Continue »
Conservative, tea-party and libertarian groups have joined liberals in fighting a signature Republican bill in Congress that would crack down on illegal-immigrant workers. The legislation, they argue, would hurt businesses and employees while expanding government regulation. Continue »
A hotly contested bill moving this week would compel employers to verify worker eligibility via the Internet while it ratchets up the nation's perennial immigration debate. Farmers fear it. Skeptics sweat potential errors. But in the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee, mandatory E-Verify is now an idea whose time has... Continue »
The news keeps getting worse for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and his signature mandatory E-Verify legislation. Ideological conservatives, farmers, small business owners, and others continue to question why the GOP is pushing this Big Government, Big Brother initiative. Today, the House Judiciary Committee continues its mark-up of... Continue »
The news keeps getting worse for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and his signature mandatory E-Verify legislation. Ideological conservatives, farmers, small business owners, and others continue to question why the GOP is pushing this Big Government, Big Brother initiative. Today, the House Judiciary Committee continues its mark-up of... Continue »
Despite increasing opposition from within his own party, as well as concerns from labor unions, agriculture, and Latino groups, Lamar Smith is pushing onward with his destructive, anti-immigrant "jobs agenda." Continue »
Farmers in one of Alabama's leading agricultural areas asked legislators Monday to make emergency changes to the state's tough new law against illegal immigration, saying millions of dollars of crops are at risk in coming weeks because of a sudden lack of hands for harvest. Continue »