Summary

1/31/2013--Introduced.Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the E-Verify program permanent. Requires: (1) federal departments, agencies,... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 31, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Permanent reauthorization. Sec. 3. Mandatory use of E-Verify. Sec. 4. Consequences of failure to participate. Sec. 5. Preemption; liability. Sec. 6. Expanded use of E-Verify. Sec. 7. Reverification. Sec. 8. Holding employers accountable. Sec. 9. Information sharing. Sec. 10. Form I-9 Process. Sec. 11. Algorithm. Sec. 12. Identity theft. Sec. 13. Small Business Demonstration Program.

SEC. 2. PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION.

Section 401(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (division C of Public Law 104-208; 8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended by striking ``Unless the Congress otherwise provides, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall terminate a pilot program on September 30, 2015.''.

SEC. 3. MANDATORY USE OF E-VERIFY.

(a) Federal Government.--Section 402(e)(1) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended-- (1) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows: ``(A) Executive departments and agencies.--Each department and agency of the Federal Government shall participate in E-Verify by complying with the terms and conditions set forth in this section.''; and (2) in subparagraph (B), by...

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I support The Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act because we need to do everything possible to stop ANY benefit or help for people that enter our country illegally.

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NM
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agvior
NM-2
11 months ago

I support S. 202: Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act because... It is not only unlawful that the U.S. is knowingly harboring fugitives who ilegally seek refuge in our country and demand we support them but the employers who knowingly hire them is also ilegal when social security #'s are falsified and fraudulant names are provided. This is the way a Cartel works. By not supporting this bill you would be giving permission for criminal activity to be allowed in the workplace. Not holding employers responsible has been the root of the problem. They know they can work under the table so they have just kept coming. I've had enough. This went on in my workplace. What do you do with fugitives? Be responsible and send them home to enter our country through legal process. Please obey the law. Support this Bill and get rid of half the problem. U.S. citizens come first and foremost. Please do your job lawfully instead of cushioning it for criminals. Thank You.

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WA
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HungryOnTheHarbor
WA-6
2 years ago

I support S. 202 ("A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other") because...the jobs that undocumented workers now hold should go to the underemployed legal citizens.

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WI
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corporate-lemmings
WI-8
2 years ago

I support S. 202: Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act because...try e-verification on the president

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OK
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dr.roy
OK-3
2 years ago

I support S. 202 ("A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other") because we need to hold employers responsible for illegal aliens, which hurt the income of low income blacks primarily.

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PA
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mw21212
PA-8
2 years ago

I support S. 202 ("A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other") This will crackdown on one of the causes of the illegal immigration problem.

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OH
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TreyMusketeers
OH-12
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S. 202: Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act because... "for other purpose" RED FLAG !!!

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KY
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Douglas_K_Jones
KY-2
2 years ago

I oppose S. 202 ("A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other") because...how many in Congress, have "domestic help"? Used "E-Verify"? Find it "easy and convenient" to use? Believe the results it gives? Look, if labor unions had their way, everyone in America would have to sign-up and pay dues to a labor union before being allowed to apply for a job. But that's not how we do things in America. (Maybe that's what some you dream of doing in "the Homeland", but right now, we're still in America, and I'm going to do all I can to put "the Homeland" back into the vampire-zombie grave it came from.)

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willy-um
FL-7
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/31/2013--Introduced.Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the E-Verify program permanent. Requires: (1) federal departments, agencies, contractors, and critical employers to participate in E-Verify; (2) all U.S. employers to participate in E-Verify within one year of enactment of this Act; and (3) employers using a contract, subcontract, or exchange to obtain labor to certify that they utilize E-Verify. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to require the E-Verify participation of an employer or class of employers if the Secretary has reasonable cause to believe that the employer is or has been in material violation of the employment eligibility verification process under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Treats an employer’s failure to use E-Verify as a violation of the INA requirement to verify employment eligibility and creates a reputable presumption that the employer knowingly hired, recruited, or referred an illegal alien. Increases civil and criminal penalties for specified hiring-related violations. Establishes a good faith civil penalty exemption/reduction for certain hiring-related violations. Authorizes the debarment from federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement participation for employers who are convicted of specified hiring related crimes or who have repeatedly committed specified hiring-related violations. Prohibits state and local governments from prohibiting employers from using E-Verify to determine the employment eligibility of new hires or current employees. Authorizes the verification of individuals before they are hired, recruited, or referred if the individual so consents. Requires employers to: (1) use E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of any individual who has not been previously verified through E-Verify not later than three years after enactment of this Act, (2) reverify the work authorization of individuals not later than three days after the date on which their employment authorization is due to expire, and (3) terminate an employee following receipt of a final E-Verify nonconfirmation and submit to DHS information the Secretary determines would assist in enforcing or administering U.S. immigration laws. Requires: (1) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to report weekly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding each person receiving a final E-Verify nonconfirmation; and (2) the Social Security Administration (SSA), DHS, and the Department of the Treasury (DOT) to establish an information sharing program. Provides for elimination of the Form I-9 process. Sets forth E-Verify design and operation requirements. Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) provide that illegal aliens possessing or otherwise using false identification information not their own can be punished for identity fraud, and (2) subject a person who uses false identity information in furtherance of harboring or hiring illegal aliens to a fine and/or penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Requires USCIS to establish a demonstration program to assist small businesses in rural areas or areas without Internet capabilities to verify employment eligibility through the use of publicly accessible Internet terminals.

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