Breaking News: House Approves Five-Year Extension of E-Verify
August 4, 2008
Most of us knew this was coming! This allows for employers to continue using automated I-9 Services and E-Verify as it currently stands.
Democratic leaders and Republicans agree that there is not enough time left in this year’s congressional session for the wider verification debate.
In a year when political gridlock has halted most immigration legislation, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday, July 31, that would extend for five years a controversial government-run electronic employee verification system.
Although the measure passed 407-2 under special House rules that required at least a two-thirds majority, the final outcome doesn’t signal widespread agreement on the issue.
Many Democrats and some Republicans want to overhaul or junk E-Verify. Most Republicans and some conservative Democrats praise it for helping reduce the “jobs magnet” that fosters illegal immigration—and want to make it permanent and mandatory for all employers.
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