E-Verify gets a 12% funding boost in proposed budget

05/7/2009 | ABC News

The budget recently proposed by the White House requests $112 million for enhancements to a database that allows employers to check the immigration status of their employees. That's an increase of 12% in funding for the program. Some observers believe the system, called E-Verify, will help stop the hiring of undocumented workers. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said E-Verify would make a difference, and "we are committed to making it better."

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