E-Verify is Granted a Short Term Extension

Jason Morris

This comes from National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) lobbying firm, Greenberg Traurig.

A bruising partisan battle over an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws is expected to surface in the early days of the next Congress and new presidential administration, a clash that already has lawmakers, lobbyists and immigration advocates gearing up to fight. The stage was set in a little-noticed provision in the continuing resolution that Congress recently passed to keep the federal government functioning into March. The provision gives a short-term extension to the Homeland Security Department’s E-Verify program, which offers employers an online tool to verify the legal status of workers. The extension ends March 6 — a mere 45 days after either Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois or Republican candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona takes office. “Does a President McCain or Obama want to step in next March in the middle of a cat fight? Hell no,” one congressional aide said. Some lawmakers, mostly Republicans, sought a long-term extension of E-Verify.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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