Activists Against Illegal Immigration Oppose New Calif. Law vs. Worker Verification

Monday, 17 Oct 2011 05:08 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Activists who fight illegal immigration oppose a new California law that bans cities from requiring businesses to use E-Verify, an online program that enlists federal databases to check the immigration status of workers. Several California cities had required businesses to enroll in the program to ensure that they weren’t employing undocumented workers, but these cites no longer are allowed to force businesses to use it, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"It's very disappointing when you spend all the time, you go to your elected representatives and you get them to do something, and then at the higher level they squash you," said Ted Wegener, founder of the California-based Conservative Activists, which pushed for E-Verify ordinances throughout Southern California.

Cities such as Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore that adopted this requirement are preparing to comply with the new state law, the Times reports.

The state ban received support from the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Farm Bureau Federation, which questioned the accuracy of the databases the federal system used.

For the Conservative Activists’ Wegener, the battle now shifts to the federal level, where Congress is considering a measure proposed by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that would make a system such as E-Verify mandatory for all employers.

Wegener said he's heard some talk of challenging the state law in court, he doubts that many cities will do so.

"Right now, most of the cities are pretty strapped for money," he told the Times. "So taking on an additional lawsuit? I don't think most of the cities will."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boston Bomb Suspect’s Friend Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

A close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty to owning the handgun Tsarnaev allege . . .

Obama Appointee's Group Accused of Illegal Politicking

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:09 PM

A nonprofit group run by an Obama administration appointee may have supported Democratic mayoral candidates in Californi . . .

Rep. Erik Paulsen: Obamacare About to Hit Every American

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:41 PM

Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen says that every American is about to feel the effects of Obamacare when tax season hits in 2 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved