|Janet Napolitano touts E-Verify Self in 2011. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images|
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Protect the Dreamers, but Don't Fall for an E-Verify "Compromise"
Liberal commentators have written favorably about the program in the past.... But E-Verify isn't really any better than Trump's "big beautiful wall."
By David L. Wilson, Truthout
October 12, 2017
E-Verify is back on the political agenda.
For years, politicians have wanted to force all of the country's 7.7 million private employers to check new hires against this online system -- which compares employees' documents with government databases in order to catch immigrants without work authorization -- but so far, the efforts to impose a universal E-Verify requirement have failed. Now the idea has been given new life by a tentative agreement that President Trump and Democratic leaders made on September 13 to promote legislation protecting the immigrants previously covered by President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).[...]
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