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DHS postpones E-Verify requirement
The federal government has postponed until Feb. 20 a requirement for government contractors to use the E-Verify system to check the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it would push back the date because of a federal lawsuit filed Dec. 23 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. The suit contends the government doesn’t have the authority to make E-Verify mandatory for contractors.
The Chamber of Commerce is saying that the government doesn't have the authority to enforce it's own laws. They are also saying that they don't care about American workers.
From the Chamber's website:
The IP (intellectual property) of innovative industries is increasingly under assault around the globe as governments and NGOs aggressively seek to erode patent, trademark, and copyright protections; undermine international trade rules; and destroy innovation and research-based industries. Anti-IP forces are pressing their attacks in the U.S. Congress, in a growing number of key nations, and in multilateral forums like the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization...
How come they don't call for amnesty for those who commit copyright infringment? Where is the lawsuit that says the federal government can't verify that someone has violated at patent Criminal companies who produce knockoff products unite!
We don't get to pick and choose which laws we follow. Once you enter the realm of picking and choosing it becomes anarchy.
It is good for business when we follow ALL the laws. Immigration, labor and copyright.