ACLU Letter to House of Representatives in Opposition to an Employment Verification System

Document Date: July 23, 2009

On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU�), a nonpartisan public interest organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of individuals, and its hundreds of thousands of members, activists, and 53 affiliates nationwide, we urge you to oppose any proposals that expand or mandate electronic employment verification. The Government Management, Organization, and Procurement Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing entitled “E-Verify: Challenges and Opportunities.� on Thursday, July 23, 2009. The ACLU opposes the DHS plan to mandate E-Verify for all federal contractors, effective September 8, 2009. The mandatory E-Verify rule for federal contractors will have a devastating impact on U.S. workers and our struggling economy. The ACLU opposes any expansion or mandate of E-Verify, which could jeopardize the livelihood of millions of innocent U.S. workers, retirees, and persons with disabilities.

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