Beth Werlin, Deputy Legal Director for the American Immigration Council, discusses the recent...
What Will Happen When Citizens Have to Ask the Government For Permission to Work?
Released on Tue, Apr 01, 2008
Many on Capitol Hill are eyeing favorably bills that create a massive electronic employment databases. While proponents of the Shuler-Tancredo "SAVE Act" (HR 4088) and the Johnson "New Employee Verification Act of 2008" (HR 5515) talk tough about cracking down on illegal immigrants, the truth is their bills' nationwide mandatory electronic employment verification system require all American workers, foreign- and native-born alike, to seek the government's permission to work.