Mar 22, 2011

Immigration Politics - Rhode Island: Businesses would check immigration status -

RI bill: Businesses would check immigration status - "Rhode Island businesses would stand on the front lines of efforts to crack down on illegal immigration under a legislative proposal to require employers to check the immigration status of every job applicant.

The measure is one of several proposals dealing with illegal immigration scheduled to go to a state Senate hearing Tuesday. The bill would require businesses with at least three employees to verify the legal residency status of all new hires through the federal E-Verify system. The online database allows employers to check whether an applicant is a citizen or otherwise allowed to work in the U.S."

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