Lion of the Blogosphere

Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act

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Why has this been stuck in committee for half a year while Republicans waste time on healthcare repeal that no one wants? I want my E-Verify and I want it now!

Mandatory use of E-Verify would have an immediate impact on the illegal immigration problem. While there would still be employers willing to cheat and violate the law, there would be much fewer jobs available for illegals, resulting in higher demand for the labor of American citizens.

And without jobs, illegals will self-deport, and world will get back to Mexico and other countries that there’s no longer any work in the United States for people who violate our immigration laws.

Get this bill passed at once.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Posted in Immigration

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  1. Does implementing E-Verify require legislation, or can it be done by executive order?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    • E-Verify already exists, but its use is voluntary. Making it mandatory would require legislation and funding to expand the service so it would hold up to the load of everyone using it. There would almost certainly be mistakes in the data bases it uses, so there would need to be a way of contesting that and getting them fixed quickly.

      mikeca

      July 28, 2017 at 11:52 am

    • Requires legislation. The requirements for instituting a biometric entry/exit system and biometric driver’s licenses (REAL ID) are IIRC currently waived by executive order, so they could be un-waived.

      snorlaxwp

      July 28, 2017 at 11:54 am

    • You could get some of the benefit of E-Verify by directing the DoJ to vigorously prosecute the use of stolen SSNs, and also hiring workers with no SSN, as the felonies they are.

      The POTUS could also issue directives to enforce the 19th-century laws mandating deportation for immigrants who become a public charge, and that, under felony penalty, all resident aliens must register as such with USG. But both of these would probably attract a successful or at least long-lasting legal challenge.

      snorlaxwp

      July 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      • Everything having to do with immigrants, legal or otherwise, will invite court challenges and sob story news coverage, but those laws are still on the books. I think the Trump administration is already enforcing the one about becoming a public charge.

        Mike Street Station

        July 29, 2017 at 8:29 am

    • Another thing the POTUS could do is deputize local law enforcement to enforce immigration law (that is, allowing localities to become reverse sanctuaries, like Arizona tried under Obama). This would of course also attract a legal challenge with a significant chance of succeeding (as long as Kennedy or Roberts is the swing vote, that is).

      snorlaxwp

      July 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    • You could get some of the benefit of E-Verify by directing the DoJ to vigorously prosecute the use of stolen SSNs, and also hiring workers with no SSN, as the felonies they are.

      That should be good enough to alter behavior. Just a modest increase in prosecutions will get the hint across.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm

  2. I have not heard anything about this bill, but I am in favor of making E-Verify mandatory.

    I suspect the problem getting this through Congress is that many business are opposed to this. I believe that E-Verify is mainly about verifying green cards. I know here in California a lot of illegals have forged green cards.

    mikeca

    July 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

  3. Because the Republicans are, by and large, filthy sellouts who do what their masters want. The masters in businesses like casinos, farming, meat processing, all sorts of food factory work, hotels, etc.

    Illegal immigration is dead easy to solve. Just nobody wants to solve it.

    peterike

    July 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    • Lion seems to have trouble with the “Follow the Money” concept.

      The Republican politicians are prostitutes working for corporate and rich people interests.

      Everything else they do is for show and to pander to White voters.

      Rifleman

      July 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      • Upper middle class-strivers make the best filet minions for the ultra-wealthy elite, and both Republicans and Democrats are far wealthier than they were a decade ago.

        JS

        July 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

  4. “The Republican politicians are prostitutes working for corporate and rich people interests.”

    Democrats take a lot of corporate money too, but they are more open to regulating large corporations.

    mikeca

    July 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    • “Democrats take a lot of corporate money too, but they are more open to regulating large corporations.”

      They only want to regulate industrial companies: mining, oil, etc. They never utter a peep about regulating Hollywood, tech/internet companies, big law, big pharma, or whoever else pays their way.

      Not to say the Repubs are any better.

      peterike

      July 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    • No they aren’t. The only regulations Dems support are the ones that big corporations are by and large okay with. The exception is the Sanders wing but they have no power and no influence.

      Otis the Sweaty

      July 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      • Democrats passed Dodd Frank to try to prevent a repeat of 2008-9 where the federal government has to inject a few trillion dollars into the banking system to prevent another depression. Wall Street banks screamed loudly and have now probably paid Republicans enough money that the whole thing will be repealed soon.

        Party on like its 2006.

        mikeca

        July 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      • Dodd Frank turned the big banks into mega banks. solved nothing. It resulted in more consolidation not diffusion.

        Andrew E.

        July 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      • “Democrats passed Dodd Frank to try to prevent a repeat of 2008-9 where the federal government has to inject a few trillion dollars into the banking system to prevent another depression. Wall Street banks screamed loudly…”

        Whut? Dodd-Frank wrote bail outs for large firms into law. I bet you really thought large corporations didn’t want to be thrown in that briar patch huh?

        Mike Street Station

        July 29, 2017 at 8:32 am


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