E-verify Helps in Dealing with Immigration Issues

September 10, 2011Articles Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In this article, Robert S. Whitehill discusses the benefits of E-verify, a program that allows the government to verify employment authorization of newly hired workers, and how it can assist in the United States' dealing with immigration issues.

Deporting the estimated 12 million undocumented aliens in the country could cost the United States around $30.7 billion dollars. E-verify, while costly, is a less expensive alternative for the country to keep track of undocumented workers in a rational and humane way. An add-on to the required I-9 employment verification form, E-verify can be a sensible way to regulate immigration.

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