Immigration advocates protest E-Verify provision of stimulus package

02/4/2009 | NextGov

Immigration advocates are opposed to the House version of the economic-stimulus package, which prohibits distribution of stimulus funds to businesses that do not use E-Verify to check employment eligibility. The Senate might also include a similar provision. "Since a large portion of the stimulus is concentrated in Hispanic dominated industries, transportation and construction, this provision will have an enormous impact on our community," the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said in a letter to the House.

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