McCaskill Introduces Bill to Make Voluntary E-Verify System Mandatory

In August, Senator Claire McCaskill introduced the E-Verify System Act of 2018, which would require all employers to use the E-Verify system to ensure that newly hired employees are either United States citizens or foreign nationals authorized to work in the U.S. legally. Under current law, employers are required to examine documents presented by new hires to verify their identity and work authorization, however, according to McCaskill, the current system is voluntarily and haphazardly enforced, which creates more incentive for illegal immigration and allows too many businesses to easily skirt the law. The Senator has long been pushing to hold employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers and increasing security at the border.

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