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E-Verify and Illegal Immigrants
E-Verify and Illegal Immigrants

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AIR DATE: February 17, 2011

E-Verify is the federal government database that lets employers check if their workers are illegal or not. Hard-hit by foreclosures and job loss, some Inland Empire cities in California are cracking down harder on illegal immigrants - and requiring businesses to use E-Verify. Arizona took that approach - so is Las Vegas next? And what would it mean for business owners and their employees?

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Phil Willon, reporter, LA Times
Mandi Lindsay, Govt Affairs Dir, Associated General Contractors (Las Vegas chapter)
Pat Hickey, Nevada State Assemblyman, District 25

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Many businesses claim to use E-verify, but judging from the hordes of very obviously illegal aliens I see them employ, it seems to me that E-verify doesn't work at all.
Tom H.Feb 16, 2011 21:56:00 PM
How accurate is the E-verify System? If your name is mistakenly put in the system, what is the procedure for removing it? How long does it take to remove it? If it takes a long time it might deprive an individual of a job.
Lou ArinFeb 16, 2011 10:17:44 AM
Already a requirement when working with walmart. We need this it is so easy to bypass the usual means of verifying legal status. If you have a swap meet id that matches a good ssn card you are in. E verify is inpenetrable and calls the people that these people are using there SSN. IT works
TysonFeb 16, 2011 09:54:21 AM
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