As members of Congress left Washington, DC, for a two-week spring recess, the fate of pending anti-immigrant legislation remained uncertain.
NEW EMPLOYEE VERIFICATION ACT OF 2008 (HR 5515)
The New Employee Verification Act of 2008 (HR 5515), introduced by Representatives Sam Johnson (R-TX), Kevin Brady (RTX), and Paul Ryan (R-WI) on February 28, 2008, would create a mandatory electronic employment verification system (EEVS) that would require all 7 million employers in the U.S. to query a federal government database to check the work authorization status of newly-hired employees — U.S. citizens and immigrants alike.
Secure America through Verification & Enforcement (SAVE) Act (HR 4088 / S. 2368)
The Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007, or “SAVE Act” (HR 4088/S. 2368), introduced by Representatives Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Tom Tancredo (R-CO) in the House of Representatives and by Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in the Senate, relies on a deportation-only approach to undocumented immigration that would add new strains to our fragile economy and fail to fix our broken immigration system.