07/23/2012 12:52:00 PM EST
Why Everyone Should Fear E-Verify: David Bier
"Pennsylvania House Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) ... has proposed a new bill that would mandate the use of the controversial employment verification program. But Metcalfe is wrong -- all Pennsylvanians should fear E-Verify, which has caused numerous problems for lawful citizens and businessmen in every state that has implemented it. While I-9 forms allow the federal government to investigate suspicious businesses only after the fact, Metcalfe's bill adopts a "guilty until proven innocent" approach to employment. Legal workers must prove they are eligible before they can be hired. If they are not approved, they must spend their own time and effort to fix the system's error, or they cannot be hired." - David Bier, July 13, 2012.