Call Your Senator Today: We Deserve More Than Flawed, Unjust E-verify

By Julianne Hing Jul 08, 2009

Time to pick up the phone, folks. Senator Jeff Session’s amendment to the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 2892) would make E-Verify mandatory for all federal contractors is up for a vote today. If implemented, the notoriously error-ridden system would affect 4 million people in this country. Find your senators’ information by clicking here. Call right now and let your senators know that employer sanctions in the form of E-Verify don’t protect workers from exploitation or even accurately identify those without papers. From the National Immigration Law Center:

The amendment would: • Make the notoriously flawed E-verify program permanent. • Require all federal contractors and subcontractors to use the program to verify all employees including existing employees. • Harm U.S. workers, citizens and non-citizens alike, who are falsely denied work. 2. Tell them: • You OPPOSE the Sessions amendment (#1371) to make E-Verify permanent and mandatory for federal contractors. • You SUPPORT having a real debate about immigration issues and the only way for that to happen is by starting comprehensive immigration reform this year.

For more information about the problems with E-Verify, see