Sen. Menendez (D-NJ), is refusing to allow the
excellent E-Verify Bill to come to a vote in the Senate. If
he is successful, the E-Verify program will sunset in November
and we will lose one of our most effective tools for discouraging
the illegal aliens invasion.
E-Verify allows employers to check, with one
phone call, if job applicants are using a Social Security
Number. Although entirely voluntary, the program has been
a great hit with employers. Just over the last year, it has
probably induced thousands of illegal immigrants to return
home. Employers like E-Verify because using it immunizes them
against charge of knowingly employing illegal aliens.
That said, the program is not perfect. Verification
that an applicant?s Social Security number is legitimate does
not rule out the possibility that the number is stolen. Efforts
to cross-check E-Verify with the Social Security database,
which links a number to a specific person, have so far been
blocked by an Appeals Court Judge, one Judge Breyer, brother
to Supreme Court Justice Breyer.
Despite E-Verify not operating perfectly, it
is very good ? the best we have, and easily improved if and
when Judge Breyer withdraws his objections or is overruled.
Thus, we must immediately put pressure on Sen.
Menendez to allow this Bill to come up for re-authorization!
Please call the Senator?s office as soon as you can and politely
say that you demand that E-Verify be allowed to reach the
Call the Senator?s office today at 202-224-4744
and, while he is home on his August vacation, call or see
him at his local office to let him know how you feel!