Coalition Seeks E-Verify Error Rate Improvements

May 8, 2013

pic-everify-immigrationA broad coalition, of which NSBA is a leading member, is seeking improvements in the E-Verify provisions contained in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) being considered this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The coalition is seeking language ensuring that E-Verify’s error rate remain at or below what U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services claims as the current error rate before small businesses are forced to comply with the mandate.  Sen. Franken (D-MN) is expected to offer an amendment during markup adding this provision.

In addition to NSBA’s participation in this effort, several of its affiliate groups also signed on to the letter, including the Arizona Small Business Association, the Council of Smaller Enterprises in Cleveland, Ohio, the Small Business Association of Michigan and Small Business California.

To read the coalition letter, click here.

The signatories to the letter are:

  1. Advocacy for Principled Action in Government
  2. American Civil Liberties Union
  3. American Immigration Lawyers Association
  4. American Library Association
  5. American Policy Center
  6. Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform (AZEIR)
  7. Arizona Small Business Association
  8. Campaign for Community Change
  9. CALEGISLATION
  10. CAMBIO
  11. CASA In Action
  12. Center for Digital Democracy
  13. Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights
  14. Competitive Enterprise Institute
  15. Consumer Action
  16. Council of Smaller Enterprises
  17. Electronic Frontier Foundation
  18. Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  19. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  20. Liberty Coalition
  21. The Multiracial Activist
  22. National Center for Transgender Equality
  23. National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  24. National Consumers League
  25. National Immigrant Justice Center
  26. National Immigration Forum
  27. National Immigration Law Center
  28. National Small Business Association
  29. OneAmerica
  30. The Rutherford Institute
  31. Patient Privacy Rights
  32. Privacy Activism
  33. Privacy Journal
  34. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  35. Privacy Times
  36. Rights Working Group
  37. SEIU
  38. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  39. Small Business Association of Michigan
  40. Small Business California
  41. Small Business Majority
  42. Taxpayers Protection Alliance
  43. UFCW International Union
  44. World Privacy Forum