OFIR members and supporters:
Numbers USA reports great news: Senator Jeff Sessions' amendment to extend E-Verify for another five years has made the cut of amendments that will be voted on before a final vote on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Thursday, Senator Harry Reid blocked a vote on Sessions' amendment, but because the Senate was unable to get the 60 votes required to end the debate, he's been forced to open the bill back up. It is likely that Senator Session’s amendment 604 will be voted on Tuesday.
The E-Verify program is the most effective tool available for controlling illegal immigration. Along with building the border fence and stopping attempts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, there is no other issue right now more critical to true immigration reform than extending the federal E-Verify program.
Call (202)224-3121 and ask for your Senator/Representatives office. E-Verify works, it simply allows employers to make sure that they are only hiring legal workers.
And please keep in mind that the comments about "it's not accurate" will be left by people who seem to think the government can't match a name and social security number but is perfectly capable of handing their retirement, health care and personal well-being.