Civil rights organizations oppose Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), along with other leading civil rights and labor organizations, recently filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to challenge the state of Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law.

E-Verify is a program run by the Department of Homeland Security that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly-hired employees using databases maintained by the government. Congress established the program on a temporary and voluntary basis because of the potential for discrimination against immigrants.

Last year, Arizona enacted the Legal Arizona Workers Act (upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), which requires all employers operating in the state to use the system. This act has since generated controversy over the potential abuse of E-Verify to prescreen job applicants or take action against employees whose work authorization cannot be immediately confirmed (the government’s databases include inaccurate and outdated information).

The Supreme Court’s review will address numerous concerns regarding the links between E-Verify and discrimination against authorized employees, particularly those who are perceived to be foreign.

Other organizations that support the Supreme Court’s review include Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, La Raza Centro Legal, League of United Latin American Citizens, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. ♦

3 Responses to “Civil rights organizations oppose Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law”

  1. ScottD says:

    The only people who would oppose this are people who want to circumvent US immigration laws. It is no surprise that the same opportunist and RACIST La Raza is involved. The whole problem is that the new immigrants have no respect for US laws or citizens, which is why they are not wanted here.

  2. Brittancus says:

    There should be emphasis on E-Verify being adopted by every business in America, mandatory or not? Now that it’s locked into the US workers psyche, it should be evident to the pro-illegal immigrant groups that–THE PEOPLE–are not letting go of this computer illegal immigrant enforcement application without a fight. It has been ridiculed and ostracized by the US Chamber of Commerce and subjected to federal lawsuits by the anti-sovereignty groups as the ACLU. I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but when the Council of Foreign Relation intolerable globalist and internationalists get involved with America’s immigration face-off, you really wonder what their true agenda is? GOOGLE– across the Internet and understand their plan for the free flow of low income labor in every available industry including Agricultural jobs.

    This quasi agency was the machine involved with the inception of NAFTA. Coincidentally, I recall that President Obama and his administration addressed the general public that he would renegotiate the treaties of NAFTA and CAFTA? So far this has not materialized, nor has his promise to implement an open transparent government? He is following the same illusory lines as the Bush presidency, other than National security–remaining secretive?

    E-Verify is a very powerful immigration tool that is a composite of the SAVE ACT. Around the country it’s building in momentum as more and more companies are intending to use it? It could additionally have multiple future uses, including detecting illegal aliens applying for driver’s licenses. It could also be adapted to apprehend any foreign nationals who apply in any health care reform or any other government benefit. By overturning the 1986 Immigration legislation and enacting a new AMNESTY the American population lose culturally and financially. Another possibility is checking the status of individuals admitted to higher education or schools. Its availability is a free service on the web, by accessing both Homeland Security and the Social Security databases. On an ongoing basis it is seemingly the principle tool to detour anybody who is stealing jobs from the legal population.

    It almost succumbed to Democratic leadership, because both Sen Reid and Pelosi had an ulterior motive to kill E-Verify and other immigration enforcement weapons. Having massive illegal immigrant occupation in both Nevada and California and an escalating need to financially support the millions already thriving in all Border States. YOU CAN HELP AMERICAN WORKERS IN THIS JOBLESS SETTINGS AND HALT ANY NEW AMNESTY BY CONTACTING YOUR POLITICIANS AT 202-224-3121. NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH & CAPSWEB have many of the true answers for you to decide.

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