Tags: Immigration | Mitt Romney | romney | everify | immigration

Romney Introduces Bill To Make E-Verify System Permanent

mitt romney walks though group of supporters
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah (George Frey/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:12 PM

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has introduced a bill to make the E-Verify system a permanent tool to help reduce illegal immigration.

In a statement last week, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate decried the 144,000 apprehensions last month of illegal immigrants at the southern border, calling it the highest monthly amount in more than 13 years.

His bill would remove a termination provision in the current E-Verify program that requires Congress to repeatedly act to extend it.

E-Verify is an electronic verification system operated by the federal government that allows employers to check the legal status of the employees they hire. 

Critics like Ron Paul see E-Verify as another burdensome and costly regulation on employers, as well as being a risk for identity theft.

The E-Verify system is set to expire Sept. 30.

Romney is urging passage of his bill to make E-Verify permanent “and continue working on long term fixes to secure our border, update our asylum and trafficking laws, and institute mandatory E-Verify nationwide.”

Related Stories:

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has introduced a bill to make the E-Verify system a permanent tool to help reduce illegal immigration.In a statement last week, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate decried the 144,000 apprehensions last month of illegal immigrants at the southern...
romney, everify, immigration
184
2019-12-16
Sunday, 16 June 2019 01:12 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

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