The SB518 Verification of Employment Eligibility Act is an effective, moderate and common sense solution to address the root cause of illegal immigration – THE JOB MAGNET.  The bill mandates that all employers in Florida use E-Verify to verify the legal status of new hires. While Governor Scott’s Executive Order to mandate that all new state employees as well as new hires for state contractors be verified, SB518 expands the scope to include all businesses operating within the state.

The Migration Policy report indicates that “E-Verify strengthens immigration enforcement because it detects the most common types of fake IDs that cannot be matched to valid records in Social Security or Department of Homeland Security, DHS databases.”

Migration Policy Institute report

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