Skip to comments.What happened to wages of native-born workers after Arizona passed E-Verify?
Posted on 11/18/2011 2:15:49 PM PST by South40
Lawmakers in several states have vowed to pass undocumented employer sanction laws after the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's this year. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has drummed up some support to pass a federal version in Congress that would require all employers to use the government's E-Verify database to ensure their employees are authorized to work--or risk losing their business license.
Arizona provides a case study for the effects of a tough E-Verify law on the labor market.
According to a study released this year by the Public Policy Institute of California, about 92,000 or 17 percent of the Hispanic non-citizen population of Arizona left in the year after the state passed E-Verify legislation. The researchers say most of them were illegal immigrants
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Dumbo can’t pass E-verify!
There is no good reason for a politician to oppose e-verify
No E-Verify, no workee.
No E-Verify, no public assistance.
It would be a good begining.
No good reason, no. But if you were a panderer to the ILLEGAL population in America there might be.
17% of the ILLEGAL population left AZ in the first year. I’d say that’s a heck of a good start.
Maybe not E-Verify all by it's lonesome self. But Lamar Smith's E-Verify law is a sham.
It was written by the Chamber of Commerce, and it has a poison pill in it.
Section 6 of the law would forbid any state or local laws concerning immigration. Gone would be the laws of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, and numerous counties and towns like Costa Mesa (CA) and Prince William (VA).
The Chamber of Commerce knows this scam would sound good because it would look like a crackdown on employers. But the CoC knows that like all other federal immigration laws, it would not be enforced. Meanwhile all the state laws that are being enforced and that the Chamber of Commerce hates, would be done away with. And it wouldn't affect the 11-20 million already here.
If you think Smith is being sincere about his E-Verify law, tell him to remove the Section 6 provision that has nothing to do with E-Verify.
He has already said he wouldn't, because the CoC wants it. Don't fall for this hypocrisy. It is another stab in the public's back by a RINO establishment.
Good for AZ, not so good for CA.
This is why we need national E-Verify.
I agree with you.
It’s not the whole solution. Adding the poison pill should indicate to the voters who needs to be voted out of office.
Nothing is ever as it seems to be with sneaky, coniving politicians.
I wonder what has happened to crime and social costs?
This is why we need national E-Verify.
I'd rather see it done on a state-by-state basis - I think it's more likely to get enforced that way.
Every hill starts with one beano,, I say let's start stacking em.
The states that refuse to deal with it would get all the illegals then. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Some info ("We've saved over $500 million annually in K-12 (education), declining enrollment," Pearce said. "We're down 500 inmates (in the prison system) from where we were a year ago.") - and the usual whining HERE.
The simple IRS administrative rule change could implement e-verify very easily. Require an annual I-9 form which must have the corresponding e-verify number / approval attached. If the number is not attached, the employee is taxed at the highest rate and the business is taxed at a higher rate. Once the e-verify is completed and filed and the employee is found to be legally employees, the tax rate reverts to the correct rate.
We can't even get sensible laws passed that require ID to vote w/o the left screaming that it's a voter tax and/or an attempt to weed out minorities. Requiring substantive proof that an employee is eligible to work within the US would be met with similar opposition and for the same reasons.
Great idea if we could get it done.
Wonder where they went?