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E-Verify Is Out!

February 18, 2009

As I posted last week, immigration and labor advocates have been working nonstop to track the stimulus package in the House, Senate, and Conference to make sure that participation in the E-Verify/Basic Pilot program is not made mandatory for people receiving stimulus funds.

Our work paid off!

The conference report released this morning confirmed that we managed to keep E-Verify out of the stimulus package. Page 135 of the report reads:

“The conference agreement does not include the following provisions proposed by the House: requirements for timely award of grants, use it or lose it requirements for grantees; set-asides for management and oversight; as these issues have been addressed, in certain circumstances, within the appropriate appropriating paragraphs. In addition, the conference agreement does not include the following provision proposed by the House: requirements regarding funding for the State of Illinois; and requirements for participation in E-Verify.”

Good work friends! And if our victories over SCHIP and the E-Verify say something about the future of immigration policy, things are looking good!

2 Comments
  1. fcnlstaff permalink*
    April 21, 2009 1:43 pm

    Great job!

  2. Richard and Sadie Taylor permalink
    February 8, 2010 9:22 pm

    Palistinians coming to America
    Palistinians coming to USA need help by a proposed goverment law to providing money that make it possible. I surmise they will be happy living her there in desert heat.

    This would be easier for everybody I won’t say this to everbody: Isreal will have
    fewer Palistinians; Palistinians who come to this country; Qukers who wil many more pacifists’ Peace and Love, Dick

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