The House Appropriations Committee recently added two amendments to the economic stimulus bill (the American Recovery and Reinvestment bill). These amendments would reauthorize E-Verify for a period of 5 years and require all recipients of stimulus money to use the E-Verify employment verification system. If we must have one at all, IT IS VITAL THAT THESE AMENDMENTS ARE PRESENT IN THE FINAL BILL!
The bill is currently in the Senate Finance Committee where Sen. Grassley has offered an amendment which would mandate the use of E-Verify by businesses who accept stimulus money. This would ensure that only American workers and legal immigrants can take advantage of any jobs created by the stimulus package.
Please call your Senator on the Finance Committee and urge him/her to support Sen. Grassley’s amendment to the economic stimulus package.