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Illegal Immigrant Screen Will Likely be Removed from City Contracts

There are 7 comments on the story from Nov 22, 2011, titled Illegal Immigrant Screen Will Likely be Removed from City Contracts. In it, reports that:

Mission Viejo will no longer require its contractors to screen employees based on their immigration status if the city adopts an expected repeal of its policy.

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#1 Nov 22, 2011
It's a federal crime to hire illegals but this city is telling its businesses to do it anyway!!!

And obama won't stop them.

United States

#2 Nov 22, 2011
The DOJ should sue California and Mission Viejo!

Wrightwood, CA

#3 Nov 22, 2011
Californias Governor Jerry Brown should be shot for working against americans and the United States. How much more will Californians take? Browns days are numbered. Im almost sure he'l get wacked. You cant work against americans the way Jerry has and expect to get away with it, without suffering some kind of horrible God awful consequences.
Adam Troy

United States

#4 Nov 22, 2011
Guess why they are repealing this? The system is inaccurate and costly.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#5 Nov 23, 2011
Adam Troy wrote:
Guess why they are repealing this? The system is inaccurate and costly.
This is what illegal aliens are afraid of, E-VERIFY!!!

"Overall accuracy of E-Verify as of first half of 2007: 99.5 percent
Employees authorized within the first 24 hours as of first half of 2007: 94.2 percent
93 percent are verified instantly within five seconds.
1.2 percent are verified after an electronic, 24-hour USCIS check without any notification to the employee.

Social Security number duplicates: Duplicate SSNs were found more than twice in 21.9 percent of all transactions, 20.4 percent among those listed as U.S. citizens and 31.0 percent among non-citizens. 10
Rooting out bad identities: In FY 2007, E-Verify received about three million queries, of which 157,000 were found to be unauthorized to work despite having previously evaded the paper version of the I-9
process, thus stopping their illegal employment.
Rooting out document fraud: According to DHS, several hundred instances of document fraud
have been detected by DHS's fraud unit. This number should grow as analysis gets more sophisticated.
Non-citizens who supply documents with DHS photos represent about 3.8 percent of all queries. The Photo Screening Tool was added in May 2008 for certain immigration cards used by non-U.S. citizens seeking authorization.
The State Department and the states are not yet supporting efforts to make passport and license photos accessible in E-Verify.

Cost effective: E-Verify is inexpensive.

"$100 or less in initial set-up costs for the Web Basic Pilot (E-Verify) and a similar amount annually to operate the system" 18
Total costs, including training and time, are estimated to be $419 per year for a federal contractor of 10 employees and about $9,000 per year for any company over 500 employees or, "less than 1 percent of expected revenue of these four sizes of small entities." 19
Processing new hires takes about five minutes to enter the new hire's information and to submit a query, and if the Photo Screening Tool is used, another five minutes. 20
State support for E-Verify: 11 states require use of E-Verify in certain circumstances (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Utah), one encourages use (Tennessee), and one limits use (Illinois)."
Adam Troy

United States

#6 Nov 23, 2011
Employers Clear 54% of Illegal Workers
February 25, 2010

The system Congress and the Obama administration want employers to use to help curb illegal immigration is failing to catch more than half the number of unauthorized workers it checks, a research company has found.

The online tool E-Verify, now used voluntarily by employers, wrongly clears illegal workers about 54 percent of the time, according to Westat, a research company that evaluated the system for the Homeland Security Department. E-Verify missed so many illegal workers mainly because it can't detect identity fraud, Westat said.

"Clearly it means it's not doing its No. 1 job well enough," said Mark Rosenblum, a researcher at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan Washington think tank.

E-Verify allows employers to run a worker's information against Homeland Security and Social Security databases to check whether the person is permitted to work in the U.S. The Obama administration has made cracking down on employers who hire people here illegally a central part of its immigration enforcement policy, and there are expectations that some Republicans in Congress will try in coming weeks to make E-Verify mandatory.

Number of Illegal Immigrants Plunges by 1M

E-Verify correctly identified legal workers 93 percent of the time, Westat said. However, previous studies have not quantified how many immigrants were fooling the E-Verify system. Much of the criticism of E-Verify has focused on whether U.S. citizens and legal immigrants with permission to work were falsely flagged as illegal workers.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who is writing the Democrats' immigration bill and has fought expanding E-Verify because of its flaws, said Wednesday that the fact that E-Verify was inaccurate so often shows that it is not an adequate tool.

"This is a wake-up call to anyone who thinks E-Verify is an effective remedy to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants," Schumer said.

A worker verification process like E-Verify is considered essential to any immigration overhaul proposal that has any chance of approval in Congress.

Westat's report, completed in December 2009 using data from the previous year, was quietly posted on Homeland Security's Web site Jan. 28 along with a summary that pointed out E-Verify is accurate "almost half of the time."

"While not perfect, it is important to note that E-Verify is much more effective" than the I-9 paper forms used by most employers, the summary said.

Rosenblum, who has studied E-Verify, said Westat's evaluation shows it doesn't make sense to substantially expand and invest in E-Verify without fixing the identity theft problem.

Bill Wright, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the agency, part of the Homeland Security Department, has created an anti-immigrant identity fraud unit in Buffalo, N.Y., to address the issue.

The agency is developing a way for people to screen themselves through E-Verify so they can show potential employers they can legally work.

About 184,000 of the nation's 7 million to 8 million employers are using E-Verify, the Homeland Security Department says on its Web site.

Congress gave DHS about $100 million to spend on E-Verify in its 2010 budget.

De Soto, KS

#7 Nov 23, 2011
An American citizen, no matter their ethnicity is screwed again!

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