ANTI-AMERICA LOBBIES OPPOSE E-VERIFY
Who wants to kill E-Verify?
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- National Council of La Raza
- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
- Most Republican & Democrat Senators.
- Illegal aliens
- And all others who place political, business, and ethnocentric interest ahead of what's in America's best interest.
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- January 30
Lou Dobbs: Tonight big business, socio ethnocentric special interest groups, combining, trying to destroy the most effective government program against illegal immigration. The program is E-Verify. E- Verify allows federal contractors and employers to verify the legal status of their employees. And as we've reported extensively, the program is more than 99 percent accurate. So why are they trying to kill it? Because it's 99 percent accurate.
Casey Wian: E-Verify, and electronic system enabling employers to determine if their workers are legally authorized was supposed to become mandatory for all major federal contractors January 15. But in one of the Bush administration's final acts, the rule was delayed until February because of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawsuit. Now, one of the Obama administration's first acts is to delay E-Verify even further, until late May, to review the program. The Homeland Security Department called it a proven tool seven months ago.
Janet Napolitano: DHS: I think the only reason for the delay is to make sure that everything is properly implemented. This is a big system to implement across the country. [...]
Obama: We have to crack down on employers who are abusing undocumented immigrants instead of hiring citizens.
NOTE: E-Verify was originally signed off by congress and implemented in 1996 as a pilot program to test it. In fact, until 2006, it was called the Basic Pilot program. After nearly 10 years of testing the Basic Pilot program, it was determined to be reliable and accurate. But each of the three times the program has come up for renewal, the anti-E-Verify forces say that it must be tested before making it mandatory.