"E-Verify's opponents contend the system will destroy
agribusiness by driving up costs, shrinking the workforce, and wreaking
havoc on food production. When Hollabaugh hears a legislator
say E-Verify will save American jobs for Americans, "I just want to
throttle him," she...
all the companies in the state joining E-Verify, however, hundreds of
thousands have not, and agriculture is among the least represented
industries, according to a list of E-Verify users obtained by this
newspaper." - S an Jose Mercury News, Oct. 29, 2011 .
"Though the U.S. unemployment rate is stalled above 9 percent, business
owners such as Lemkes say few native-born workers are willing to do
tough jobs, leading employers to hire immigrants. 'Those who want to work fail to pass E-Verify, and those that pass fail to work,' he says."...
"[G]rowers say a federal E-Verify mandate would leave crops rotting in
the fields. It’s a scenario that’s playing out now in Alabama as sweet
potato season picks up in the wake of a restrictive state immigration
law passed in June. The rule is being challenged by the feds, but...