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DEBATE: National E-Verify Act


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72 hours for debate. 

Senator Fitzgerald introduces 


To mandate the national use of e-verify for all employers.


(a) This act shall be cited as the National E-Verify Act.


(a) The E-Verify program in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 is hereby permanently reauthorized.

(b) All employers in the United States shall participate in E-Verify, with respect to all employees recruited, referred, or hired by such employer on or after the date that is 1 year after the date of the enactment of this act, and an employer’s failure to use E-Verify shall be treated as a violation of the INA requirement to verify employment eligibility and shall create a presumption that the employer knowingly hired, recruited, or referred an illegal alien.

(c) Any employer who uses a contract, subcontract, or exchange to obtain the labor of an individual in the United States shall certify in such contract, subcontract, or exchange that the employer uses E-Verify. If such certification is not included in a contract, subcontract, or exchange, the employer shall be deemed to have violated subsection (b).

(d) A $25,000 fine will be imposed for each violation of this section, and employers who are convicted of a violation of this section may be disbarred from federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement participation.

(e) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must report weekly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding each person receiving a final E-Verify nonconfirmation.

(f) The federal criminal code is amended to: 

(1) provide that illegal aliens possessing or otherwise using false identification information not their own can be punished for identity fraud, and 

(2) subject a person who uses false identity information in furtherance of harboring or hiring illegal aliens to a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

(g) USCIS is required to establish a demonstration program to assist small businesses in rural areas or areas without Internet capabilities in verifying employment eligibility through the use of publicly accessible Internet terminals.


(a) Except where otherwise stated in this act, this act shall take effect immediately. 

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player


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