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Yet Another E-Verify Bill Introduced

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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E-VerifyWASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Senate Judiciary Committee chairman has introduced a mandatory E-Verify bill. This follows a House bill called the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1147) introduced in February by Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

Either bill, if passed, would devastate the agricultural workforce in this country. For background, see PLNA e-News April 1, 2015.

But it appears that the House bill has been stopped dead in its tracks by a letter signed by sixty-one Congressmen to Speaker of the House John Boehner expressing their concern about the bill’s impact on the agricultural workforce. Pennsylvania Congressmen Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh County) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler County) are signatories to that letter.

The Northeast Agriculture Immigration Reform Coalition, of which PLNA is a member, is planning to get a similar letter going in the Senate to stop Senator Grassley’s ill-advised bill as well.

A link Grassley’s press statement is below.

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-introduces-legislation-expand-work-eligibility-tool-employers


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