President Obama announced on June 15, 2012, that the government would not deport certain immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Instead, they could request temporary relief called “deferred action.” Find more info in this FAQ created jointly by NILC and United We Dream.
NILC welcomes the introduction of S. 744 as a positive first step in moving toward a commonsense immigration system that meets the needs of all aspiring citizens. Significantly, the bill would provide a road to citizenship for approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants and overhaul the family immigration system.
Legislators in Congress have proposed requiring all employers in the U.S. to use E-Verify to verify their workers’ eligibility to be employed. In this report, we analyze the findings of a government-commissioned study and examine, more broadly, the adverse impacts on workers that would result from a national E-Verify mandate.