I’m E-verified and know that it’s fast, free, and the best way to keep illegal immigrants out of the U.S. workforce. Read my CAPS column about my E-Verify experience here. You can try it yourself on the E-Verify Self-Check here.E-Verify, which would include photo-matching, is one of countless empty enforcement promises contained in the Gang of Eight’s legislation—all of them supposedly to be put in place after 11 million illegal aliens are granted permanent legal residency and work authorization. Once 11 million aliens get legal work permits, E-Verify would be less important although it could be a deterrent to hiring future aliens if amnesty passes.
If you take a step back and think about what that means, when this reaches fruition and is completed, you’ll have an Internet-accessible system that has everyone’s photo and identifying information in it. You can easily imagine E-Verify becoming the national ID system.
If E-Verify goes ahead as planned, employers can expect delays for much-needed new employees starting to work; employees can expect to be in legal limbo awaiting governmental approval to start working and earning a paycheck. Our already weak economy will suffer due to this short-sighted attempt to placate political leaders. The U.S. Senate should see E-Verify for the mess it has become and put a stop to its negative effects to our workforce.