The E-Verify program seeks to prevent unauthorized workers from gaining employment by requiring that everyone in the United States seek permission from the government when starting a job. In order to detect the small percentage of job seekers who are unauthorized workers, a mandatory E-Verify system creates a whole new level of intrusive government oversight of daily life—a bureaucratic “prove yourself to work” system that hurts ordinary people. There are numerous problems with this system already. Those problems will be vastly compounded if it is turned it into a national, mandatory system as is currently being contemplated.
To learn more about the problems with E-Verify, download and read our white paper on the issue, “Prove Yourself to Work: The 10 Big Problems with E-Verify.”