BREAKING: Two GOP Senators back mandatory E-Verify, promise to introduce legislation

JANUARY 11, 2019

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Arkansas Republicans Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman both publicly supported nationwide, mandatory implementation of E-Verify in interviews released Friday.

Speaking to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, both senators argued that the system would do a great deal to discourage illegal immigration by punishing those who employ illegal immigrants.

The article goes on to state the following:

“If we had a nationwide mandatory E-Verify [system], the word would get out pretty quickly to those countries whose citizens right now are streaming across our border,” Cotton said. “If they learn in their home countries that every job they pursue, there’s going to be an effective and immediate electronic verification system, they’ll be less likely to cheat the system and come here in the first place; more likely to do the right thing and … seek to come here either on a visa or to get a green card.”

E-Verify is, according to its website, “a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.” Specifically, the system allows employers to quickly match a would-be employee’s I-9 form against citizenship and work eligibility data from the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.

EXCLUSIVE NOTE FROM DML NEWS: After the interview with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette was published, Cotton announced in a Twitter post Friday, “Looking forward to working with my colleagues to introduce legislation that will make e-verify mandatory for all employers.”

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10 Comments

  1. Nancy January 11th, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    As employees will pay in cash, as usual….will not help

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    • Quercus January 11th, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      So Nancy every employer pays cash to illegals. That is basically what your saying. Just because you don’t care for how DML pushes for Everify and taunts the President about it, doesn’t make the program ineffective.
      While Everify isn’t perfect or full proof and could obviously be improved, it does work. There is no way for large employers to get around it, if there is enforcement. States catch employers all the time who try to pay cash and not pay workman’s comp. The IRS catches people who pay cash too. All it takes is raids and auditing their books. Enforcement is the key to making any law viable.

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    • Becky January 11th, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      I agree. Not to mention stolen social security numbers. It’s not fail roof but it’s a good start.

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  2. Vickie Reese January 11th, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    They are listening DML!!!

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  3. Melanie Cronn January 11th, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    This is great, hopefully it’ll gain steam and get to the prez’s desk so he’ll sign it, but sumthin inside me is saying it won’t get further in the house. I pray it goes all the way to President Trump tho

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  4. Mars January 11th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Bout fkin time but won’t work with those who use stolen identities but it’s a start

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  5. Rebecca January 11th, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    We need to do everything possible to stop illegals from invading our country including the wall

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  6. CJ January 11th, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Listen I am totally for E-Verify, but there are so many unanswered questions with how they will police it, hold those accountable, who will write the program, etc. I personally don’t feel optimistic.

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  7. Robert January 11th, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Trump must be pushed from the right.

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  8. Richard January 12th, 2019 at 10:14 am

    The fake document people will be making money hand over fist. There are companies that use the current eVerify and still hire illegals. It is easy to tell who is legal and who is not, just ask them. If they cannot answer your question because they do not speak English, they are probably illegal.

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