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April 26, 2007

House Immigration Subcommittee Holds Hearings on Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement

This week members of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, of the House Judiciary Committee, turn their attention to the employment verification and worksite enforcement components of immigration reform.

The first of the week's two hearings took place today, April 24, 2007, and focused on "Problems in the Current Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement System." Stephen Yale-Loehr, Chair of AILA's Business Immigration Committee, testified on the history of employer sanctions, the Basic Pilot Program, systemic problems in the current program, and recommendations for a workable electronic employment verification system.

A second hearing on "Proposals for Improving the Electronic Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement System" will take place on Thursday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m., in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will be webcast on the Judiciary Committee website.

This week's hearings are the fourth and fifth in a series of immigration-related hearings convened by Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 26, 2007 08:30 AM


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