Well, if you think this is bad, wait and see what would happen if E-Verify was actually implemented. We (the U.S.) would be like the Titanic, waiting to sink.
Voting on E-Verify is coming up. If you recall, there have been numerous reports regarding the inaccuracy of the E-Verify system. This is one of many reasons to try and stop this bill.
Urgent: Send comments on proposed basic pilot/E-Verify federal contractor regulations (FAR Docket No. 2008-0001; FAR Case 2007-0013) to Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR) Secretariat by MONDAY, August 11, 2008
WHY You Need TO SUBMIT COMMENTS
Basic Pilot/E-Verify Federal Contractor Regulations
(FAR Docket No. 2008-0001; FAR Case 2007-013)
Under the proposed rule all federal agency contracts governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) must include a provision mandating use of the severely flawed Basic Pilot/E-Verify program.
The proposed rule would require public and private contractors to use the Basic Pilot/E-Verify program to verify the employment eligibility of all employees hired after the contract is signed regardless of whether they do any work under the contract. In addition, it would require contractors to use the basic pilot to re-verify the immigration status of all of their existing employees who are assigned to contracts covered by the mandate.
The new rules would impose a burden on at least 200,000 federal contractors and affect the livelihood of at least 4 million of their employees.
The proposed rule represents an attempt by the current administration to implement a de facto mandatory Basic Pilot/E-Verify program through regulatory action. The proposed rule not only violates existing laws but represents the administration’s practice of enforcement which ignores the due process and constitutional rights of workers. This sweeping change requires mandatory participation in a system which independent evaluations have found to be seriously flawed, inaccurate, and subject to substantial rates of employer abuse and illegal employment practices.
WHY YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION SHOULD SEND COMMENTS
The proposed rule makes the Basic Pilot/E-Verify program mandatory for federal contractors even though current law states that the program is voluntary
The proposed rule requires federal contractor employers to re-verify existing employees even though current law states that they are forbidden from doing so.
The proposed rule is an attempt to use regulatory changes to implement a de facto mandatory electronic employment verification system.
The proposed rule mandates use of the Basic Pilot/E-Verify program which is inaccurate, severely flawed and has an unacceptably high error rate.
The proposed rule will mandate use of a program with substantial employer abuse rates, thus encouraging discrimination and profiling against lawful immigrant and U.S. citizen workers.
The proposed rule will result in work-authorized immigrant and U.S. citizen workers being terminated by employers.
for background on E-Verify issue click here
information from the National Immigration Law Center, nilc.org