National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

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S. 744 - Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

July 02, 2013

This document briefly highlights the provisions of the Senate immigration reform bill, introduced on April 17, 2013, after it passed the Senate on June 27, 2013. (Updated July 2, 2013)

E-Verify: Problems Abound

September 20, 2011

This paper discusses the consequences of implementing the E-Verify employment verification system as a nationwide program without broader reforms to our immigration system that would give legal status to the five percent of our workforce that is currently undocumented.

E-Verify: States Bear the Economic Burden

July 05, 2011

In the 112th Congress, legislation has been introduced to mandate the use of the E-Verify electronic worker verification system nationwide outside of an effort at broader immigration reform.  Several states this year considered such legislation, and rejected it, in the face of business opposition.  A mandate to use E-Verify without providing a path to legal status for its largely undocumented workforce would be particularly devastating for the U.S. agricultural sector.  States that have adopted...

E-Verify Without Reform Will Not Succeed

May 27, 2011

Absent comprehensive reform of our immigration laws that includes a realistic way of legalizing the millions of undocumented workers now living and working in the U.S., imposition of the mandatory use of the E-Verify electronic work authorization verification system will meet with limited success.

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