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S. Carolina Cites 300+ Businesses for Failure to Comply with E-Verify Mandate

March 31, 2013 (1 min read)

"In the first full year of mandatory immigration checks for SC workers, the state cited 323 businesses for failing to comply with the law.  None of those businesses lost its license to operate in South Carolina, and none has been a repeat offender, said Lesia Kudelka, a spokeswoman for the S.C Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which manages the state’s immigrant worker compliance program.  In 2011, South Carolina’s General Assembly created a new immigration law that required all businesses to use the federal E-Verify system to check the names and social security numbers of newly hired workers.  The law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, but the state did not begin strict enforcement until July 1." - The State, Mar. 24, 2013.