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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