National day of protest against mandatory E-Verify announced
A press release issued by SEIU states: “Just ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of a mandatory E-Verify bill, small business owners, community leaders, and workers will unite on Wednesday, September 14 to speak out against Congressional proposals that would mandate virtually all employers to use an error-ridden government computer database created to determine a person’s authorization to work in this country.”
The Center for American Progress this week published a list that shows the economic cost of mandatory E-Verify, the federal electronic employee verification program. The list indicates, among other costs, that the federal government would lose $17.3 billion in revenue over 10 years and small businesses would have to spend $2.6 billion. The list also shows that the Deaprtment of Homeland Security will need anywhere from $765 million to $838 million to run mandatory E-Verify over a four-year period.
American Progress adds: “The real solution is to pair E-Verify with a program that ensures a full legal workforce and to phase it in gradually to allow the government to make it error proof.”
Floridians for Immigration Enforcement, which supports mandatory E-Verify, says there are really only two sides to this issue: elected officials who support the hiring of illegal aliens or those who support the hiring of fellow citizens: “At the end of the day, if elected officials are unwilling to protect our jobs, then maybe it’s time that those elected officials lost their jobs.”
Numbers USA, which promotes “Attrition Through Enforcement” immigration legislation and has “For Lower Immigration Levels” as its motto, actively supports Smith’s bill, indicating that 16 states currently have some form of state required E-Verify, including Florida.
In one of his first acts, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order requiring that all state agencies — and all companies that enter into contracts with state agencies — use E-Verify to check the employment elligibility of their workers.
People are sick of the unions and iillegals rallying and protesting anytime something is trying to be done about the 20 million illegals breaking so many laws and working unlawfully, at the expense of legal citizens. Their message is lost as they are seen as a bunch of whiny crybabies. If the illegals don’t like it here, they are free to go back to their own countries and whine over there. Any study done by a pro-illegal group, Hispanic something or other or other orgs such as Southern Poverty Law, Progressives, etc are not to be believed, as they are totally biased for the illegals. Also, I don’t see how E-Verify would cost businesses $2 bil if it is a free service. Just more false info. Deport all illegals!
Three years is not soon enough!
We need E-Verify in place as a national mandate now.
Unions have no place defending foreigners who come into this country illegally.
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is nothing but foreign nationals trying to justify their illegal alien members trying to find an excuse to stay where they don’t belong. And the SEIU should not be called a “union” because unions are supposed to defend the rights of the citizens of their OWN countries, not foreign lawbreakers.
They want to say that E-Verify is “error ridden” but that is really not the case.
The reason it is not 100% effective is that illegal aliens often use stolen social security numbers to obtain employment illegally.
What the illegal aliens and their supporters really want is special exceptions to be made to our laws for people who broke our laws based on their race.
Americans are getting just about sick of hearing foreigners whine “racism” when the laws they protest apply to everyone who comes here from anywhere.
If Mexicans and other Hispanics want to whine about laws, they should do so in their own countries. Regardless of what they want to think, they DON”T have any right to be here if they are not US citizens.