Debating E-Verify

September 21, 2011

Update Part II: It has cleared committee. Proposed legislation that would require employers across the country to use the electronic employment-verification program known as E-verify passed out of a Congressional House committee today.

The bill, H.R. 2885, also called the Legal Workforce Act, would require that almost every business in the country adopt the program within two years of the bill’s final passage. It moved out of the House Judiciary Committee on a 22-13 vote.

Update from Numbers USA: The Judiciary Committee Just Defeated The Poison Pill Amendment Designed To Kill Mandatory E-Verify For The Rest Of This Congress.

By a vote of 18-16, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee defeated an amendment by amnesty-champion Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to eliminate the state preemption language in the mandatory E-Verify bill. 

Numbers USA is live-tweeting the House debate on HR 2885, i.e. The Legal Workforce Act. Follow the action here. Watch its live Web-cast of the hearings on Numbers USA TV.

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