Rep. Lamar Smith’s 5th Go-Round With National Mandatory E-verify, Now Dubbed HR 3711, Gives Some Employers Up To 2 Years To Comply

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Rep. Lamar Smith’s 5th Go-Round With National Mandatory E-verify, Now Dubbed HR 3711, Gives Some Employers Up To 2 Years To Comply

By Dave Levine

I appreciate NumbersUSA’s story from yesterday on this.

How many Legal Workforce Acts has Congressman Smith filed over the years? Five (5) and here they are:

HR 2164, the most vilified E-verify bill written in part by the Chamber that would have destroyed all 1070 laws and all LAWA laws,

HR 2885, the second-most vilified E-verify bill written by the Chamber that would have destroyed all 1070 laws and all LAWA laws,

HR 1772, more of the same,

HR 1147 that protected 1070 laws but gave employers up to 3 years before having to use it and now

HR 3711 may protect 1070 laws (I haven’t read it) but gives big employers 2 years before having to use it. Ag employers (farmers) would have 1.5 years before having to use it. I await Kris Kobach’s review of this new version.

HR 3711’s 2-year window for some employers is ridiculous! Employers today simply go to a federal government website and “boom!”–they have their answer. They don’t need 2 years or even 1 year to use it!

Rep. Smith must be living in another country as there are at least 90 million Americans who are unemployed or under-employed. Smith claims the number is 20 million unemployed.

I could support HR 3711 BUT NOT if it’s tied to a “deal” with Amnesty like The DREAM Act and not with a gradual phase-in!

#NeverAmnesty