E-Verify Battle Could Soon Greet Texas Lawmakers

State legislators intent on cracking down on the hiring of undocumented workers could be embracing a system so fraught with errors that some critics say it actually hinders employers who use it to check the eligibility of new hires. Employers could also be caught up in a constitutional legal battle in the process.

At least half a dozen bills have been filed in the Texas House mandating the use of the federal electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify. U.S. Citizen and Immigrant Services manages the system, which compares the information potential workers submit to an employer on their ...

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