Here are highlights included in the DHS Budget in Brief at gov/publication/fy-2018-budget-brief/: As reported earlier by ESR News, the White House released its FY 2018 Budget Blueprint in March 2017 that called for investing million to begin implementation of mandatory nationwide use of the E-Verify program as part of the .1 billion net discretionary budget for the DHS.
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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The White House Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget that requests .1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also calls for “expanding worksite enforcement strategies by mandating nationwide use of the E-Verify system” to reduce illegal employment, according to the DHS FY 2018 Budget in Brief.1.5 million for E-Verify operations and upgrades for U. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including new investments to expand the E-Verify program.
The purpose of expanding E-Verify is to support mandatory use of E-Verify nationwide within three years.
The critics argue that mandating E-Verify at every business will diminish civil liberties, devastate certain industries, is too expensive and that E-Verify is faulty.
The E-Verify program that is endorsed by the Obama White is currently optional but a bill sponsored by Republican Congressman Lamar Smith would mandate all businesses check the legal status of all workers.
Consider recent events in Georgia, where lawmakers enacted harsh laws targeting illegal immigrants and requiring employers to use E-Verify.
As predicted, undocumented immigrants fled the fields.
Following the Supreme Court ruling (Chamber of Commerce of the United States v.
Whiting) in which justices ruled 5-3 that the state of Arizona could mandate the use of the federal E-verify system as a means of screening new hires, other states are following Arizona’s lead to mandate it’s use.