Contractors Must Check For Immigrant Status

Looks like E-Verify is going to happen after all.

Starting Sept. 8, federal contractors will have to participate in a broad effort to crack down on illegal immigration by confirming that employees are allowed to work in the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Obama administration's support of the decade-old program on July 8.

That mandate, requiring contractors to use the system known as E-Verify, has been delayed repeatedly. Critics have complained that the system, which verifies that employees have legitimate Social Security numbers, often gets it wrong. Napolitano said the system has improved.

"Requiring those who seek federal contracts to use this system will create a more reliable and legal workforce. The rule complements our Department's continued efforts to strengthen immigration law enforcement and protect critical employment opportunities. As Senator Schumer and others have recognized, we need to continue to work to improve E-Verify, and we will.

"The federal contractor rule extends use of the E-Verify system to covered federal contractors and subcontractors, including those who receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. After a careful review, the Administration will push ahead with full implementation of the rule, which will apply to federal solicitations and contract awards Government-wide starting on September 8, 2009."

A story by Washington Technology's Alice Lipowicz included these thoughts:

"Implementing the mandatory E-Verify system has been postponed four times, first in January. White House officials said they needed more time to review a pending lawsuit brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that challenged the constitutionality of mandatory E-Verify use by federal contractors, which had started as an executive order by President George W. Bush.

"Under Bush's executive order, about 168,000 federal contractors were to begin mandatory use of E-Verify starting this January. The order applies to federal contracts valued at more than $100,000 and subcontracts worth more than $3,000.

"The lawsuit challenging the rule is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Co-plaintiffs with the chamber are the Society for Human Resource Management, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the HR Policy Association, and the American Council on International Personnel. Chamber officials were not immediately available for comment today."

By Robert O'Harrow |  July 9, 2009; 1:49 PM ET Contract workers
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A (CFR) Council of foreign relations document calls for creating a "North American preference" so that employers can recruit low-paid workers from anywhere in North America. No longer will illegal aliens have to be smuggled across the border; employers can openly recruit foreigners willing to work for a fraction of U.S. wages. So it's no wonder CFR is pushing for the Obama administration to almost immediately enact Immigration Reform. To understand what the CFR is up to the reader to--GOOGLE IT-- and you will uncover the the devious Bush agreement with Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" and assigned "working groups" to fill in the details. It is an ominous agenda to remove any restrictions on moving foreign labor between the 3 nations. Obviously is the start to rescind any laws relating to immigration enforcement, including a path to citizenship for the 13 to 20 plus million illegal workers and families already here--better known as BLANKET AMNESTY. Then millions more will try to settle in our country?

We are continuously lied to about the numbers and costs for these unfortunates, that is a massive strain on Americans economy and the taxpayer who foots the bill. You can believe what our government states or you can surf the net, or search out The Heritage Foundation that has calculated the AMNESTY will cost $2.5 TRILLION dollars out of your pocket. My feelings are that the unceasing bombardment of public anger on our--PUBLIC SERVANTS--elected politicians, has caused them to re-think E-Verify. But obviously the Libertarian open border, free traders that is headed by US Chamber of Commerce has used their money and influence, so the comics in Washington dropped the NO-MATCH LETTER. In other words Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) informs thousands of employers via a "no-match" letter that certain employees’ names and corresponding Social Security numbers provided on Forms W-2 do not match SSA’s records. Which obviously uncovers illegal labor in the workplace.

For many decades we have been subjected to higher taxes to educate the children of foreigners, approve free health care, wick, food stamps, low income housing and many more handouts, that are undisclosed. Since the beginning of the Democratic reign of the leadership in Washington, have almost killed E-Verify, part of the Save Act, weakened the local police detainment (287(g) law, the Real ID Act. KEEP UP THE RIGOROUS BOMBARDMENT ON WASHINGTON SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN 202-224-3121. Cannot emphasize the consequences for cheap labor, which will lead to irreversible--OVERPOPULATION. Find out the facts on the Internet, not what our government or newspapers dubiously feed us? Learn the truth also at NUMBERSUSA, CAPSWEB & AMERICANPATROL.

Posted by: infinity555 | July 9, 2009 2:50 PM

I would like to see our government actually send the illegal immigrants back to their homeland. We are already in debt in the trillions of dollars and paying for all the entitlements for someone who is not entitled just seems wrong. The administration complains about healthcare but continues to load the rolls of Medicaid with illegals. The key word in all this is ILLEGAL.

Posted by: rxw1985 | July 10, 2009 9:23 AM

Our representatives in Washington think the American Public is stupid, and we are when it comes to current affairs!! Americans have become FAT, DUMB, AND LAZY and will continue this way until it directly effects them!! WAKE UP AMERICA and look around you will find you are on the verge of loosing everything to the BORDER CRIMINALS who continue to enter OUR country illegally!!! Don't cry to the people who are trying to stop it when the Government passes Amnesty for the 12+ million illegal aliens and they come and take YOUR job away and give it to a hispanic who will work for less money legal or not!! Are you willing to live with multiple families in one house??!! The illegals will!! Do you think you will get social services as easily as hispanics do??!! I hate to tell you but you will not!! Do you like the idea of speaking Spanish as OUR main language!!! The hispanics do!! STOP AND THINK about it before it is too late!! NO AMNESTY NOW!! NO AMNESTY EVER!!!

Posted by: Klimax | July 10, 2009 10:08 AM

Citizens of the United States, this is "your country" we are talking about. I agree with the comments of the people who commented before me. If only GREED were not the main source of businesses hiring illegal workers. As it is now, American people born and raised in this country cannot obtain employment because practically everything has been taken over by non English speaking employees, who show their prejudice against Americans, giving us poor service in every sector of the retail, banking, food establishments, construction, hotel & motel industery, landscaping, maid service, you name it. Americans are now on welfare and have become the part time employed poor. American citizens are getting very agitated with decisions that are being made against the majority opinion. I believe America is headed for a split in the Nation. Is that why their is such a push for banning guns and certain ammunition? Go to your NRA web site and see the issue from our point of view. Illigal immigration is wrong for America.

Posted by: grandpaironeagle | July 10, 2009 4:23 PM

Step 1: Persons born in the US assume the citizenship of their mother. step 2) E-Verify for every job filled in the US. No tickie, no washie. Step 3) A tamper proof Social Security card for US Citizens ONLY. Step 4) No Amnesty for illegal aliens.

Posted by: TAMPADUDE | July 14, 2009 11:35 AM

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