Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has made passage of E-Verify a top priority for the House Republican caucus. Smith has called E-Verify “a successful tool,” but he is asking his colleagues to overlook one key fact: E-Verify doesn’t work.

E-Verify, the top priority of Rep. Lamar Smith and the House Republican Caucus, would cause the loss of 800,000 American jobs and burden small businesses. That’s bad enough. But, there’s another problem: E-Verify doesn�t work. The system fails over half the time.

Republican contender Michele Bachmann (R-MN) apparently longs for the good old days of the 1920s — and their rampant racial and ethnic paranoia. At the presidential debate held Monday, she said:The immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-1960s…

Despite all the problems with E-Verify, Rep. Lamar Smith is charging forward with his mandatory bill — and adding a cheap guest worker plan to the mix in a blatant attempt to buy off the industry. Instead of putting American workers first, Smith’s plan promotes a race to the bottom for the industry and jeopardizes the jobs of hundreds of thousands of Americans working in and around agriculture today.

A fact-sheet highlighting the various dangers posed by passing mandatory E-Verify.

Today, community leaders, small business owners, and workers all around the country are declaring a National Day of Action Against E-Verify. They’re speaking out against this terrible bill that would stand between workers and their jobs in this economy.

Yesterday, Rep. Mike Honda (CA-15), Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)’s immigration caucus, wrote a “Dear Colleague” letter to his fellow house members about the dangers of e-verify. He highlights that this mandate would cost Americans their jobs (770,000 of them) and crush small businesses.

The current political conversation in Washington and the nation is all about jobs. Last week, President Obama unveiled his jobs plan, which experts have concluded would create 1.9 million jobs. Many have been waiting for a counter proposal from congressional Republicans. But it’s already out there, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). Smith calls his bill “the Legal Workforce Act,” but it’s better known as mandatory E-Verify.

A leading Republican lawmaker has proposed creating a program to bring 500,000 foreign migrant farm workers to the United States each year, responding to an outcry this summer from American farmers who said shortages of legally authorized labor were imperiling their crops.

Tonight, the President announces to the nation his much-awaited jobs plan. Many Republicans are already protesting; they think they have it all figured out. They’re moving ahead with their very own jobs plan, crafted by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), in the form of a national ID system called E-Verify.