Skip to comments.Without fanfare, Florida governor signs E-Verify legislation
Posted on 07/01/2020 9:35:52 AM PDT by RideForever
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Without fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an expansion of Florida's use of a federal database to verify an employee's immigration status. But it's far from the sweeping change he sought: Influential industries lobbied to make it optional for private employers. In a presidential election year, the issue could loom as a point of contention amid clashing ideologies over immigration. Supporters see E-Verify as a tool to keep people who are in the United States illegally from getting jobs. The Republican governor asked lawmakers to require all employers in Florida public and private to use the E-Verify system, an online database operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that can confirm a person's eligibility to work in the United States. However, lawmakers in his own party balked at requiring private companies to use it. Instead, only public employers ... will be required to use the E-Verify system. Private employers have the option of using E-Verify but can use alternative state-approved methods, including a federal form many companies already use to confirm employment eligibility. ... Competing proposals including one favored by the governor bounced through committees and underwent a multitude of revisions before both chambers sent the watered-down approach DeSantis signed to his desk on the final day. DeSantis called on lawmakers to pass an e-Verify bill during his State of the State address that opened the annual 60-day legislative session in January. Lower-income workers also shouldnt have their wages depressed by cheap foreign labor," he said then. "Assuring a legal workforce through E-verify will be good for the rule of law, protect taxpayers, and place an upward pressure on the wages of Floridians who work in blue collar jobs.
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The List of Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement, missing since 1986 goes like this - 1) southern barrier; 2) require eVerify to hire; 3) end all chain migration; 4) birthright per Minor v. Happersett (plural parents); 5) end work visas; 6) 10-year moratorium on all new applications for citizenship (40 years to allow workplace automation effects on downsizing population); 7) Set up an illegal aliens victim restitution fund.
Enactment of these provisions will motivate illegal aliens to SELF-deport, and remove colonizadors from our welfare rolls.
Voluntary for Private Employers?? Fine then, ALL Employer Tax Returns with a No Match Social Security Number should be DENIED in their Entirety and the Employer should be CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED FOR TAX FRAUD then.
Influential industries lobbied to make it optional for private employers.
Then it’s pretty much worthless window dressing.
I wasn’t aware public employers hired many illegals. Private, yes.
E-Verify, enacted nationally, would remove an enormous incentive for illegal immigration. Naturally, California has fought it tooth-and-nail and has made it illegal for employers to use E-Verify.
optional for private employers.
Then it is meaningless. Sign or dont sigh it doesnt matter if you exclude private businesses.
I recall hearing a discussion about this on the radio months ago.
A caller and business owner called in and explained that the way E-Verify works is..
An employer hires the person , then can check whether the person is illegal.
IOW then the employer has to fire the person.
As a PAYROLL SUPERVISOR- I understood that this LAW is FEDERAL-—not state...and that I had to follow it to the letter.
I’m ready for DeSantis 2024—and I think he will be too.
(I sure don’t want Mr. Coronavirus Task Force to ever be president!)
Notice how the rest of the GOP down there, however, isn’t worth the political offices they hold.
“An employer hires the person , then can check whether the person is illegal.”
It was ‘downgraded’ from original law and made voluntary because of the number of ‘false’ matches with the computer systems of the late 80’s. Today the govt could probably seize Google’s software for tracking for the same purpose./sarc
But it was set up for an employer to enter name and SSN of applicant and employer. That combination was used to search and returned whether the SSN and name matched or not. Period. If it didn’t match, the employer lets applicant know and points to Social Security for resolution. Originally the error rate was closer to 10% than 1%, but that no longer holds true. Oddly enough, my SS card states “Not To Be Used For Identification”. So there was that argument as well.
One useful thing with this. It gives you a list of companies to look at more closely. Any company that does not use e-verify can be assumed to be hiring illegals or other undesirables.
I live in Mississippi near most of the chicken processing plants that were raided about six months ago. Those plants have been mostly staffed by illegals since the late 1980's, everyone living around here knew they were all illegal, it was openly known. Mississippi has a law requiring E-verify yet it never managed to stop many thousands of illegals from working in these plants. The reason is that E-verify as it's set up now is almost useless because it doesn't actually allow you to check their identity, congress set it up so it could be easily end run by almost anyone, it's completely toothless.
The system is designed to be defrauded because the democrats want the illegals here in the knowledge that they & their descendents will change the demographics of the U.S. and produce almost guaranteed democratic voters. The republicans want them here because they're bought off by their chamber of commerce and big business buddies who want the cheap labor. That's blatantly evident by the fact that it was Republicans who got private business excluded in the Florida bill. That's just them giving back to their big business masters who pay for their vacation homes.
The reason we can't fix the immigration problem is because NO ONE other than the taxpayers who pay for this want to fix this crap.
Oh everify, I remember that.......wasn’t that the one that Obama did not pass
No Comprehensive Immigration bills. That crap gets passed and the only parts enforced are the parts democrats wanted.
NO WAY. We pay these idiots a bundle to legislate and they haven’t secured the borders in 50 years of ‘laws’... So only pass that parts that secure our country - and keep illegals OUT.
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