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Legislative Proposals & Bills

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2008 NEW EMPLOYEE VERIFICATION ACT OF 2008 (HR 5515)

New Employee Verification Act of 2008: (HR 5515): Myths and Facts.

(PDF) NEVA cannot "ensure a legal workforce," would further cripple our Social Security system, would be plagued by database errors, would impose huge new administrative costs, and does raise serious privacy concerns. (5/19/08)

NILC and CLASP oppose using the National Directory of New Hires for purposes of establishing a mandatory electronic employment verification system (EEVS) as is proposed in the “New Employee Verification Act of 2008” (HR 5515).

(PDF) Written Statement of Vicki Turetsky and Tyler Moran before the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 5/6/08. (Turetsky is director of family policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy; Moran is NILC's director of employment policy.)

Rep. Sam Johnson’s New Employee Verication Act: Another Version of the Shuler-Tancredo Bill

(New Employee Verification Act of 2008 -- HR 5515) (3/21/08)


2007 SECURE AMERICA THROUGH VERIFICATION AND 

ENFORCEMENT ACT (SAVE ACT)

Shuler-Tancredo Employment Eligibility Verification System: Poorly Designed, Dangerous for the Economy

(Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007, or SAVE Act -- HR 4088/S. 2368) (PDF, 2/14/08)

Letter opposing SAVE Act

(PDF, sent by the Low-Wage Immigrant Worker Coalition to members of Congress) (2/4/08)


2007 SENATE-WHITE HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM PROPOSAL

Senate Immigration Bill Proposes Unworkable Employment Eligibility Verification System (5/21/07)


STRIVE ACT OF 2007

Chart: Employment Eligibility Verification System in the STRIVE Act of 2007 (HR 1645)

(STRIVE: Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy) (PDF) (4/2/07)

Title III of the STRIVE Act of 2007 (H.R. 1645): Employment Eligibility Verification (3/29/07)


 PRE-2007 LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

Summary and analysis: The electronic employment eligibility verification system proposed by the Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) (See IRU issue of 8/17/06)

Comparison of Employment Eligibility Verification System Proposals in the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (HR 4437) and the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) (PDF)(6/12/05) 

Update on amendments to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006:

Amendment that adds antidiscrimination, privacy, and due process protections to the bill's proposed Employment Eligibility Verification System passes; Kennedy amendment to strengthen labor law defeated (5/24/06)

Provisions of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 That Affect Immigrant Workers (4/26/06)