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Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-verify. Read & Follow the Bill
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(Travis County) February 15, 2011, 1:02 pm report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs (2/14/11)
djturtlep
(Harris County) January 18, 2011, 2:50 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
Its very interesting that we choose to demonize a segment of the population that contributes to our tax base locally and to Social Security taxes nationally. Billions of dollars are contributed by unauthorized immigrants to help provide a monthly check to grandma and grandpa.
owlbadger
(Travis County) January 18, 2011, 12:22 pm report abuse
May want to check out this GAO report: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11146.pdf.
kmac
(Cameron County) January 18, 2011, 1:04 am Thumbs Up report abuse
On Border Wars the other day at the end of the show they had an ILLEGAL ON saying he was just here to further himself and his family. He had a job, and he paid taxes, so he said. Now would someone tell me how and ILLEGAL had a job and was paying taxes? I can tell you FRAUD, he had someones' SSN, he more than likely was using someone elses NAME, and here we have him on TV telling the whole world he's a CROOK, and a THIEF, and I will bet you everything I have he hasn't been arrested.
GusLechat
(Dallas County) January 16, 2011, 7:01 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
It can't hurt, I guess, but it's not a fool-proof system. The real answer is securing our borders and having a common-sense guest worker program.
Brett
(Collin County) January 15, 2011, 2:00 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
This is identity fraud and Social Security is currently NOT going after this fraud aggressively. There are currently more than 5 million cases where two or more people are using the same Social Security number because of illegal aliens using stolen Social Security numbers. E-Verify can easily be modified to reject any worker who is using a Social Security number that is used by more than one person. Then the worker must be required to work with Social Security to prove they are the legal owner of that Social Security number before they are allowed to work. Once proved Social Security must prosecute the fraud caused by people using the stolen Social Security number.
Brett
(Collin County) January 15, 2011, 1:53 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
In the WSJ article above, Westat actually said: "The evaluation found that, overall, E-Verify accurately screened 96% of workers, correctly identifying 93.1% of cases as people allowed to work in the U.S. and 2.9% as unauthorized. Some 3.3% of cases were illegal workers mistaken for legal workers, and 0.7% were individuals who could work in the U.S. but were not initially identified that way." So E-Verify accurately identified 96.1 % of workers. 93.1% were legal and 2.9% were illegal. The other 3.9% were inaccurately identified. Of those 3.9%, 3.3% of cases were illegal workers mistaken for legal workers, and 0.7% were individuals who could work in the U.S. but were not initially identified that way. So yes, E-Verify needs to be improved in detecting illegal aliens who are using other people's Social Security numbers. But this can be easily solved by requiring Social Security to go after and prosecute people who are using other people's Social Security numbers. This is fraud and Social Security is curre
Clever Nickname
(Hays County) January 5, 2011, 1:54 pm Thumbs Up report abuse
Can a business be sued if they deny employment to someone based on an incorrect report from E-verify?
Capitol Horn
(Hays County) November 19, 2010, 1:55 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
From the article linked above, "An evaluation of E-Verify carried out for DHS by research group Westat found the program couldn't confirm whether information workers were presenting was their own, and, as a result, "many unauthorized workers obtain employment by committing identity fraud that cannot be detected by E-Verify," Westat told the department. Westat put the "inaccuracy rate for unauthorized workers" at about 54%."
Capitol Horn
(Hays County) November 19, 2010, 1:53 pm Thumbs Down report abuse
E-Verify has not proven to be effective and has a terrible success rate. In fact, the Wall Street Journal has reported that E-Verify has a 50% failure rate, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703510204575085922830174374.html
 
 
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