Judiciary Committee passes E-Verify bill
March 6, 2015
The House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday approved by a vote of 20-13 the Legal Workforce Act that would require employers to use a national E-Verify system to verify the legal status of employees.
Agriculture groups oppose the Legal Workforce Act, but it is supported by:
-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
-National Restaurant Association
-National Association of Homebuilders
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-International Franchise Association
-National Federation of Independent Business
-Leading Builders of America.
Those groups say that a national system is better than a patchwork set of state and local regulations but the agriculture employers say the system should not be established until immigration reform legislation is passed. F