The Legal Workforce Act (or the E-Verify Act) (H.R. 2885) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Legal Workforce Act (or the E-Verify Act)

H.R. 2885: Legal Workforce Act

Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The Legal Workforce Act (or the E-Verify Act) (H.R. 2885) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Endorsing Organizations

NumbersUSA 694,566 Facebook fans 5,547 Twitter followers

In one glance at our easy, colorful enforcement comparison Grid, you can see how the climate for illegal aliens in your state would get really tough if Congress passes U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's H.R. 2885 (the Legal Workforce Act).

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National Restaurant Association 20,127 Facebook fans 14,332 Twitter followers

“The National Restaurant Association supports the Legal Workforce Act, as introduced, as an excellent balance of many competing interests. The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant and food service industry. Our industry is the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer comprised of 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12.8 million people—nine percent of the U.S. workforces … Many of our members are early adopters of E-Verify. Together, we agree in the need for certainty with regard to the responsibilities employers have under employment verification laws.”

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Associated General Contractors (AGC) 4,046 Facebook fans 12,825 Twitter followers

“The Associated General Contractors of America has long advocated for immigration reform that strengthens national security and functions efficiently and fairly, while also addressing future workforce needs. [The Legal Workforce Act] is a balanced approach to one part of this complex problem.”

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American Meat Institute 236 Facebook fans 5,021 Twitter followers

“The American Meat Institute applauds Chairman Smith’s efforts to improve the electronic employment verification system through the introduction of … the Legal Workforce Act. This legislation is a critical first step in providing a practical and functional worksite electronic employment verification system that is vital to achieving a stable, legal workforce.”

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American Council on International Personnel 289 Facebook fans 324 Twitter followers

“Thank you for introducing the Legal Workforce Act, legislation that would rightly create one, federal electronic employment eligibility system … We also applaud the legislation for embracing the latest technology to make the E-Verify system uniform for all employers and for including a biometric pilot program, which we believe is a necessary component to ensuring the accuracy and reliability of any employment verification system.”

http://judiciary.ho.../news/09122011.html

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Floridians for a Sustainable Population

MANDATE E-VERIFY - Require all employers to check both current employees and new hires through E-Verify to open up 8 million jobs currently held by illegal aliens and ensure new jobs go to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

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