"Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) advocate the mandatory use of E-Verify to preserve jobs for Americans and crack down on illegal immigration. As a supporter of comprehensive reform, I read their Op-Ed article with great interest and was disheartened by their faulty reasoning, especially in light of the considerable influence the two members of Congress wield over our nation's immigration policy."It is clear the intent is not to create jobs for U.S. workers. Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) are trying to deport as many immigrants as quickly as possible, before a way can be found for them to work toward becoming citizens.
He adds that in a test of the system by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, it was found that E-Verify cleared 54% of undocumented workers to work... and that the Department of Homeland Security estimates it would have to spend $765 million on staff, technology and training if the program were to go national and small businesses would have to pay about $2.6 BILLION each year to use the program."
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
E-Verify fails to detect illegal aliens: 54% failure rate
Raul A. Reyes responds to the L.A. Times Op-Ed article on E-Verify: