The number of Tennessee businesses using E-Verify is way up. It’s a federal online database that checks if someone is in the US legally. In 2007, about 400 Tennessee businesses used it. Today, over 4,000 are signed up.
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The House sponsor of a bill to make employers to check citizenship of new hires, says his bill is still strong even with a provision that lets companies use a driver’s license as proof the employee is legal.
A measure meant to ensure that Tennessee companies don’t hire illegal aliens has been softened to make it easier for employers to comply.
State Representative Joe Carr began this year with the goal of passing three immigration bills. Yesterday, all three were up for consideration in legislative committees. But as WPLN’s Joe White reports, only one will see a floor vote before this year’s session ends.
As the state legislature wraps up its business for the year, several immigration-related bills remain parked on the sideline. WPLN’s Joe White says some proposals still have a chance to pass.
A state Senate committee approved a bill today that requires employers to use the federal system for checking the immigration status of their workers. It’s the first in a set of three bills aimed at illegal immigrants.