Gov. Rick Scott — who agrees that state law enforcement must be allowed to ask suspects about their immigration status — said Tuesday he’ll focus on immigration in 2012.
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HALT, an immigration-enforcement bill, is necessary because President Obama is seeking “backdoor amnesty” for millions of undocumented immigrants, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said Tuesday during a House Judiciary committee hearing.
Mandatory E-Verify opponents do not propose eliminating an employee verification program, but say businesses need one that works well for employers — especially small companies — and workers.
Asked if Florida should pass an immigration-enforcement law like Georgia’s recently approved H.B. 87, Gov. Rick Scott says the federal government needs to do its job: Secure the border, implement a national immigration policy and create a work visa program that actually works.
The list of business and industry organizations that oppose federally mandated E-Verify, the federal electronic employee verification program, continues to grow.
Nearly all of Georgia’s immigration-enforcement state law, better known as H.B. 87, goes into effect today in the midst of protests over its provisions.
The Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform announced on a conference call Thursday they do not support the “Legal Workforce Act,” which would mandate E-Verify at the national level. The bill was introduced this week by Republican Congressman Lamar Smith.
In a U.S. House subcommittee meeting held today, business sector spokesmen announced their support for the “Legal Workforce Act,” filed by chair Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that would require the use of E-Verify, the federal program that checks to see if a job applicant is authorized to work in the U.S.
On Wednesday, a U.S. House subcommittee will discuss a bill filed by chair Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that would require the use of E-Verify, the federal program that verifies if a worker is authorized to work in the U.S.
A bill (.pdf) that would give Homeland Security the authority to detain immigrants indefinitely, filed by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will be heard today in the House Judiciary Committee.