This is that historic portion of just how well our main stream media presents what is actually happening in the several states, and with a little more Congressional legislation all of the states will be required to use this plan. So this is no test; however, each person reading should be able to answer this question in one of three ways: 1- I know what E-verify does; 2- I find I’m about half way there and don’t really understand the full wording of the E-Verify system; or, 3- And there is nothing wrong with not knowing this answer before today, or I don’t know because it’s not in my daily reading or news coverage.
The Supreme Court decided 5-to-3 that states can punish employers who violate a mandatory E-Verify law. The court challenge was led by the U.S. Chamber of Congress against Arizona’s 2007 law that suspends a business’s license if they don’t use E-Verify to check the eligibility of all new hires.
During the creation of the Basic Pilot Program, which is now known as E-Verify, Congress gave authority to the states to use its business licensing practices as penalty for companies that hire illegal workers. The Court used that clause in its majority opinion.
Arizona became the first state in the country to pass a mandatory E-Verify bill that requires all employers to use the employment verification system. Since then, Mississippi and South Carolina have followed suit, while many more states have passed laws requiring some businesses to use E-Verify. According to The Public Policy Institute of California, the percentage of illegal workers in Arizona
has fallen by 17 percent since the 2007 E-Verify law was passed.
The ruling is a big loss for the nation’s major business groups and the Obama Administration who all opposed these types of laws; moreover, for special interests groups there is now a clear-cut point that states “no more.”
And the biggest part of the mandating effort probably will be in the states. That is why the Chamber of Commerce — assisted by the Obama Administration and the ACLU – sued Arizona and succeeded in bringing this case to the Supreme Court in hopes of stopping all state worker verification efforts.
As for me and several of us here at American Age – or those given to the fields of education and academics here is our story: Upon application in one of Virginia’s most elite counties, it’s all downhill. Right there on site the Public Schools Department has purchased their own E-Verify machine. It is as simple as dropping the paperwork at one office then going to the next for E-Verify which amounts to having one’s fingerprints taken electronically, much the same as scanning a liter of milk at the grocery store.
Inasmuch as these E-Verify machines are completely online with ALL of the computers such as USCIS, FBI, NCIC, everything to missing persons when there is any sort of idiosyncrasy then the personnel hand one a typical fingerprinting form and state that there is a police station within 2 miles to have them done there. The entire process took us perhaps ten minutes and all of us were working the next day.
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