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house Bill H.R. 250

Should There Be a Mandatory E-Verify System to Prevent Unauthorized Immigrants From Being Hired?

Argument in favor

Businesses shouldn’t be allowed to hire unauthorized immigrants because that creates an incentive for further illegal immigration. Creating a mandatory E-Verify system ensures compliance, and phasing it in gradually for various categories of businesses gives employers time to adjust without creating an undue burden.

Ian's Opinion
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04/24/2019
To be clear, just because I vote “Yes” doesn’t mean that I support Trump’s ambitions. I want this to help protect immigrants from unscrupulous employers who take advantage of undocumented immigrants. I feel that this is a fair method to helping stem the flow of illegal immigration. Many illegal immigrants come in search of better paying jobs, which employers exploit. Thus, illegal immigrants are subjected to poor wages and possibly quid pro quo. I believe that an amendment should be added to this proposal that makes any employer of illegal immigrants be subjected to stiffer prosecution.
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Norjon's Opinion
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04/24/2019
I have always thought that if illegal immigrants could not find work here in the US because employers would/could not hire them due to sever penalties to them and their businesses we would not have a border issue. It is wrong that the US citizens are expected to suffer the burdens of the costs of illegal immigrants when employers are benefiting from lowered employment costs. LEGAL immigrants are a treasured asset of our communities. However, illegal immigrants are hurting us, the citizens in many ways. I know that for certain jobs, like picking fruit etc. that Americans do not want to do we need people to employ. Perhaps there could be busing programs that allow certain work to be done by people outside our country with the expectation they will be provided housing while here and a fair wages. After a proposed amount of time within a reasonable limit the workers would be bused back across our border. Good for them and necessary for us. The current nonsensical border wall proposition will not work for so many reasons and is a costly effort that only serves our President’s voter base. Thank you
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operaman's Opinion
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04/24/2019
If I need to show valid ID and give out my SSN, you bet that immigration ID should be included in the form of e-varify. We as a nation need a National ID. The SSN used to be this ID, but stolen SSN is rampant. And it is beyond my comprehension that our own government, the IRS, ignores the fact that non-citizens moving through the USA unhindered and pretending to be citizens and interfering in our political process waving their national flag. Our National Sovereignty is being thrhreaten just light an invasion.
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Argument opposed

Mandatory E-Verify would be expensive, difficult to administer, and harmful to certain groups, including agricultural workers and Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. This bill would depress working conditions and wages for all Americans and immigrants.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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04/24/2019
I have no problem with eVerify. I do have a problem with how this bill is written, that it will be very costly to small businesses, that the data may not be secure, there is no protocol in place for dealing with people erroneously determined to be unqualified, and people will be allowed to work prior to verification. The last does not adequately address those employers who hire undocumented workers and then have them deported prior to their first paycheck so there is no cost to them. I additionally do not like the reverification of those not having been eVerified “for some groups of people”. I support strong efforts to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers completely so long as we are not targeting groups, eVerify is ready to be expanded, and the cost to small business is not prohibitive. I simply feel these requirements are not met in this bill without significant changes.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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04/24/2019
How about we stop avoiding the desperate need for a major overhaul to our immigration system? This is not the answer. We need immigrants to work. What we need to do is issue them papers so they can work legally. Make it easier to get legal work visas. Immigrants aren’t here stealing our jobs, they are here keeping our food cheap, our cows milked, and our crops harvested. This Xenophobic “no immigrants“ mindset is going to come at the cost of all of our food prices going up, the loss of a quarter of our dairy and agricultural farms, and major disruption to our food system. LET PEOPLE WORK LEGALLY. 10 year work visas!
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Cyndi's Opinion
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04/24/2019
Undocumented immigrants are an important part of our economy. They provide vital labor in our farming and infrastructure industries. We should be talking about offering citizenship, fair pay and benefits and job protection. If you are feeling like you are being taken advantage of, you are. But not by immigrants trying to make better lives for themselves and their families. Look to the heads of industry that have enormous salaries while paying their workers so poorly they can’t survive on their income even when they work full time. That’s where your blame should be placed.
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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2019
    To be clear, just because I vote “Yes” doesn’t mean that I support Trump’s ambitions. I want this to help protect immigrants from unscrupulous employers who take advantage of undocumented immigrants. I feel that this is a fair method to helping stem the flow of illegal immigration. Many illegal immigrants come in search of better paying jobs, which employers exploit. Thus, illegal immigrants are subjected to poor wages and possibly quid pro quo. I believe that an amendment should be added to this proposal that makes any employer of illegal immigrants be subjected to stiffer prosecution.
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    I have no problem with eVerify. I do have a problem with how this bill is written, that it will be very costly to small businesses, that the data may not be secure, there is no protocol in place for dealing with people erroneously determined to be unqualified, and people will be allowed to work prior to verification. The last does not adequately address those employers who hire undocumented workers and then have them deported prior to their first paycheck so there is no cost to them. I additionally do not like the reverification of those not having been eVerified “for some groups of people”. I support strong efforts to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers completely so long as we are not targeting groups, eVerify is ready to be expanded, and the cost to small business is not prohibitive. I simply feel these requirements are not met in this bill without significant changes.
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    How about we stop avoiding the desperate need for a major overhaul to our immigration system? This is not the answer. We need immigrants to work. What we need to do is issue them papers so they can work legally. Make it easier to get legal work visas. Immigrants aren’t here stealing our jobs, they are here keeping our food cheap, our cows milked, and our crops harvested. This Xenophobic “no immigrants“ mindset is going to come at the cost of all of our food prices going up, the loss of a quarter of our dairy and agricultural farms, and major disruption to our food system. LET PEOPLE WORK LEGALLY. 10 year work visas!
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    Undocumented immigrants are an important part of our economy. They provide vital labor in our farming and infrastructure industries. We should be talking about offering citizenship, fair pay and benefits and job protection. If you are feeling like you are being taken advantage of, you are. But not by immigrants trying to make better lives for themselves and their families. Look to the heads of industry that have enormous salaries while paying their workers so poorly they can’t survive on their income even when they work full time. That’s where your blame should be placed.
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    I have always thought that if illegal immigrants could not find work here in the US because employers would/could not hire them due to sever penalties to them and their businesses we would not have a border issue. It is wrong that the US citizens are expected to suffer the burdens of the costs of illegal immigrants when employers are benefiting from lowered employment costs. LEGAL immigrants are a treasured asset of our communities. However, illegal immigrants are hurting us, the citizens in many ways. I know that for certain jobs, like picking fruit etc. that Americans do not want to do we need people to employ. Perhaps there could be busing programs that allow certain work to be done by people outside our country with the expectation they will be provided housing while here and a fair wages. After a proposed amount of time within a reasonable limit the workers would be bused back across our border. Good for them and necessary for us. The current nonsensical border wall proposition will not work for so many reasons and is a costly effort that only serves our President’s voter base. Thank you
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    Too expensive to universally mandate. If certain businesses elect to use it, great. Heavy fines should be imposed on EMPLOYERS who hire illegals with no valid work documentation, as in Trump’s New Jersey Golf Club’s hiring & PROVIDING FALSE DOCUMENTS to it’s illegal low-wage workers!
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    If I need to show valid ID and give out my SSN, you bet that immigration ID should be included in the form of e-varify. We as a nation need a National ID. The SSN used to be this ID, but stolen SSN is rampant. And it is beyond my comprehension that our own government, the IRS, ignores the fact that non-citizens moving through the USA unhindered and pretending to be citizens and interfering in our political process waving their national flag. Our National Sovereignty is being thrhreaten just light an invasion.
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    Yes- This is absolutely the Right thing to do for Citizens (as any country would do/ including Mexico). The US Govt is here to support/protect its’ Citizens- We need jobs for our Citizens!
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    E-Verify system? Another government oversight or corporation fee at what cost? What is the ROI. It will cost the American taxpayers more than a dollar to save a dime. You are talking less than 1% of people. Hopefully you do not get off the list and loose your job or can not fly. The devil in the details. Will the general public be required to check as well? Course this could hurt the Russian, Chinese, India, and other immigrants as well. How about H1B’s.
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    I have to prove citizenship to get a job!
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    👍🏻👍🏻 HOUSE BILL H.R. 250 AKA the “LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL” 👍🏻👍🏻 I support and recommend the passage of HOUSE BILL H.R. 250 AKA the Legal Workforce Act, which would direct the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish an employment eligibility verification system (EEVS) patterned after the E-Verify system. This would replace the current paper-based I-9 system and replace it with a completely electronic work eligibility check. Use of the E-Verify system would be mandatory but phased-in over 30 months for various business categories, and businesses that knowingly hire unauthorized immigrant workers or fail to use the system would be fined. Businesses shouldn’t be allowed to hire unauthorized immigrants because that creates an incentive for further illegal immigration. Creating a mandatory E-Verify system ensures compliance, and phasing it in gradually for various categories of businesses gives employers time to adjust without creating an undue burden. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻HR-250👍🏻👍🏻 4*24*19..........
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    We need comprehensive immigration reform in this country! This legislation is only beating around bush and would also be very expensive to implement especially for small employers. Instead, how about we implement a pathway to citizenship for non-violent undocumented immigrants as well as increased border security including technology so that we don’t have to burden businesses with a system like this.
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    Notice that democrats want background checks for US citizens who are exercising their protected rights, but not for law breaking immigrants.
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    This should have been fixed decades ago along with the other immigration problems, instead many elected officials are in the pockets of Wall Street, Koch brothers, Chamber of Commerce, so nothing gets done. Fix it now and continue to build our wall. #MAGA
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    Great Idea If you can blend I-9 and E-verify together would be a godsend. Great idea.
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    This sounds like a great idea
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    I know for a fact citizens of Mexico can be hired through programs in Mexico and America to work in our orchards. FACT! Then, go back. These organizations do use e verify to make sure they are not criminals.So, yes, let's continue to do so to keep Americans safe.
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    Use it for voter registration instead.
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    And what keeps this from being hacked? And the administration that doesn’t understand about Russian Bots will keep this up to date and not use this to deport any of the workers? It’s time zto reform that atmosphere in the country, and start this by removing the polluted partisans in Washington.
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    Burrkitty, I have always thought the idea you have is a great one. If we give them work visas, they can contribute to our society without fear of deportation and can, subsequently, work to achieve citizenship. We need these people to do the jobs our spoiled brat children, and some adults, find beneath them, or because the jobs are too physically demanding, to do. A huge majority of these people just want a better future for themselves and their children. THEY DESERVE A CHANCE. We must find a way or we will all pay, one way or another!
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