Forbes just reported that the nationwide E-verify mandate has resulted in a faulty preliminary determination that up to 3.5 million LEGAL workers were ineligible to accept employment. The mandate employs a "guilty-until-proven-innocent approach" for workers that are flagged by the system.
Forbes reports that there were 770,000 erroneous final non-confirmations, which resulted in the employer being required to fire the employee. The article also cites a 2009 report that reveals that half of all of the employees that were NOT flagged by E-verify were working without authorization, and "slipped through" the system.
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Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).