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of low-income immigrants and their family members.
Introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith. Would require U.S. employers to use an electronic employment eligibility verification system, or EEVS.
Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885): Summary of its Main Provisions (PDF, 9/13/11)
Ley de Fuerza Laboral Legal (H.R. 2164): Resumen de sus disposiciones principales (PDF, 6/22/11)
Legal Workforce Act of 2011 (H.R. 2885): Detailed Summary (PDF, table format, rev. 9/13/11)
Legal Workforce Act: Harmful to the Economy and Dangerous for U.S. Workers (PDF, rev. 9/14/11)
Statement of Tyler Moran, Policy Director, National Immigration Law Center, to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, Hearing on the Legal Workforce Act, June 15, 2011 (PDF, 6/15/11)
Watch and listen to the hearing: Click on the “Watch Video Webcast” icon under “Hearing Documentation.” Fast-forward to minute 28:40 (when the hearing starts) or to minute 1:13:24 (when Ms. Moran begins her testimony).