By Rick Oltman, May 25, 2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Information Officer Mark Schwartz said last month that his agency is “… streamlining the [E-Verify] process and making it capable of scaling if we bring more employers,” indicating that soon, all employers across the U.S. could be subject to E-Verify, as reported by John Binder of Breitbart-Texas.
E-Verify is an Internet-based hiring tool where employers can almost instantly check out new employees in order to be sure that the person they are hiring is legally allowed to work in the United States. Illegal aliens, visitors, and legal immigrants without a work permit are not allowed to work in the country, but millions do.
One of the benefits of mandatory E-Verify is, obviously, creating job openings for Americans. A second benefit is that most of the money earned in a community will be spent in that community and not sent out of the country as a so-called remittance. A third benefit of mandatory E-Verify will be to cut off the jobs magnet that attracts so many illegal aliens in the first place. By ending the hiring of illegal aliens yet another discouraging message will be sent to the whole world: Don’t come. Don’t leave your family and spend your money and risk your life because there is no job for you in America. A fourth benefit will be that it will shut off a source of money that in many cases is used to pay for the trip, the smuggler, the mordida and all the other expenses associated with illegally entering America, thereby reducing illegal immigration further.
The World Bank estimated that Mexico took in over $26 billion in 2015. You can bet most, if not all of that, came from America. Not all of it was from illegal aliens. Some was also from drug dealers.
Last month, the World Bank released a report titled “Migration and Remittances” that stated:
“Remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased in 2016 by an estimated 6.9 percent, reaching $73 billion. The region fared well as remittance senders took advantage of the strong U.S. labor market and beneficial exchange rates.”
It could be quite a bit more than $73 billion annually flowing out of American communities. In January of 2013, the Dailymail reported $120 billion. Whatever the amount, it is staggering. And whatever the amount of money earned in our communities is, it should be spent in our communities, thereby creating more jobs for Americans. And the taxes collected from these workers, who won’t be working under the table, will help to rebuild our decaying infrastructure.
And let’s use it on every current employee at every job in the country as well. Obviously in the private sector, but also government employees at all levels. If our tax dollars are paying wages to workers, they should be American workers, meaning American citizens or legal immigrants with a work visa.
Mandatory E-Verify? Bring it.
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