The federal E-Verify system screens for undocumented workers by comparing the information that applicants submit to an employer with records maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, expands the requirement to all state agencies, it also doesn’t spell out any penalties for agencies that don’t comply.
The use of E-Verify – a computer system provided to employers by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of newly-hired employees – has exploded in recent years.
In its last term, the Court took on four cases involving illegal aliens, and in three of them, the illegal alien won.
Now the Court is asking the President Obama's appointee for Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, to produce a brief in the Ninth Circuit case that challenged the legality of Arizona's mandatory E-Verify law for businesses.
While SB 374 directed the Texas Workforce Commission to implement the bill's provisions, a spokesperson for the agency said that doesn't put the commission in charge of enforcement.
“There is no provision in this law for TWC to enforce, monitor or report or track other agencies’ compliance,” said spokesperson Lisa Givens.