The justifications written into the bill are a smorgasbord of rehashed nonsense spread by open-border groups – e.g. The bill also cites California's unemployment rate (currently over 12 percent) and explains that the state "must pursue all avenues in facilitating and incubating job development and economic growth." How desperate is California if the legislature thinks the only way to reduce unemployment in the Golden State is to promote violations of federal law, perpetuate ID theft, and strain both natural and taxpayer-subsidized resources via increased illegal immigration?If California wanted to reduce unemployment and income inequality it would mandate E-Verify and eliminate other magnets for illegal immigration, thereby driving out the illegal population and forcing businesses to offer a better wage in order to attract millions of unemployed Californians.But putting legal residents to work, improving their wages, and reducing demand for social services apparently makes too much sense.
E-Verify Background The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”) mandates that U. employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees through completion of a Form I-9 and review of required documents.
IRCA contains civil and criminal penalties for failure to comply, including potential fines of up to $16,000 per unauthorized worker.
In the MOU, the employer waives its right to a three-day advance notice of an I-9 audit.
This means an employer faces the risk of an unannounced visit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) without the ability to prepare in advance.
Many states are enacting laws that require employers to use E-Verify when hiring their employees.
Below is a list of states that currently have E-Verify laws on the books and an explanation of who is affected by those laws.
As an enhancement to the I-9 process, the federal government has created E-Verify, which is a free Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to confirm an individual’s employment eligibility by inputting information gathered during the I-9 process.
The system either confirms the individual’s eligibility to work or issues a tentative non-confirmation, which requires further action by the individual to validate his/her authorization to work.
Use of E-Verify offers employers a safe harbor against a later finding that a worker was in fact unauthorized.