E-Verify expires on March 6, 2009 – thanks to the Stimulus Plan!!! Please sign the petition and if you are a blogger or have a forum put the petition on your site!
Wake Up America Movement has sent out the following alert and call for urgent action. If you believe that illegal immigration is a serious issue which damages our US economy and our culture, sign this PETITION for REINSTATEMENT OF E-VERIFY (see petition at end of this explanation).
E-Verify is a free, simple web-based system that verifies employment eligibility of new employees. It is the primary means by which American businesses can easily ascertain the work status of new hires online - and is long considered a “Smart Business Practice.” http://www.smartbusinesspractices.com/legal_everifyfaq.php
Access to E-Verify has been in existence since 1997. It is operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. More than 87,000 employers are enrolled in the program and in 2008 E-Verify had over 6.5 million queries.
As of February 12, Department of Homeland Security website still indicates that “starting May 12, 2009 Federal contractors will be required to use the E-Verify system, so that the federal government does business with companies that have a legal workforce.”
Despite that official online government information:
While the House of Representatives recommended a 4 year renewal of E-Verify in late 2008, the Senate reduced this extension to only 4 months. And the Congressional Conference Committee which finalized the “Stimulus Plan” (HR1) removed permanent use of E-Verify from that bill altogether. As a result, E-Verify expires on March 6, 2009 .
Apparently, Congress is hoping We the People won’t notice they want to let legal status checks on US workers disappear! Let’s show Capital Hill we are paying attention. If you believe that illegal immigration is a serious issue which damages our US economy and our culture, sign this Petition Now and send everyone you know who cares to also sign on - right away.
This Petition for Reinstatement of E-Verify, in support of hiring workers who have legal work status, will be sent to Washington.
PETITION for REINSTATEMENT OF E-VERIFY
We, the undersigned People, represents millions more middle class American workers who believe that US jobs should go to US citizens and immigrants of legitimate legal status. We recognize the employment of illegal aliens disenfranchises American workers.. We also realize that employment of illegal workers damages our own economic condition as well as the fabric of our society. Finally, we assert that the inability of
American businesses to continue their use of E-Verify jeopardizes our Homeland Security.
Because these are vital issues to which our public officials should be giving attention, on our behalf, we strongly urge the re-instatement of E-Verify as its planned use is stated on the public site of the Department of Homeland Security: “Starting May 12, 2009 Federal contractors will be required to use the E-Verify system, so that the federal government does business with companies that have a legal workforce.”
- We vehemently object to the US Senate curtailment of the extension of E-Verify.
- We vehemently oppose the “Stimulus Plan” Conference Committee removal of E-Verify from HR 1 as a requirement for all Federal contracts.
- insist that E-Verify be extended beyond March 6 and be expanded to include, as originally planned, all federal contracts and subcontracts awarded as a result of the “Stimulus Plan” (HR1)
We will record all voting records in Congress regarding E-Verify. We will inform the press and the public of this information. We will support the re-election of those who support the American workforce by extending and enforcing the E-Verify program.
ATTENTION BLOGGERS AND FORUMS: Please post this link to the E-Verify Petition on your website Now.