We must protect Texas Jobs.
Mandatory implementation of E-Verify will help us do just that. It’s simple. Illegal aliens should not be displacing American citizens in the workforce.
Magnets such as employment, in-state tuition, and the public education system draw illegals to the United States and enable them to stay.
Illegal aliens are often even provided full medicare benefits and receive free housing. The most effective way to discourage illegal aliens is to make it difficult for them to find employment – with no loopholes.
Several states require all or most employers to use E-Verify, such as Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is calling for universal E-Verify in the Sunshine State, but if he is not stopping there, he’s upping the ante. If non-citizens are found to have used false identification to gain or attempt to gain employment, they’ll face up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A recent survey found that 82% of Texas Republicans support Florida’s reforms regarding E-Verify and want to see the Texas legislature and Governor Abbott do the same.
Texas hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure every Texan looking for a job, has a job.
Criminal employers are indeed hiring illegal aliens thereby selling hard-working Texans short. They need to be held accountable.
With millions of illegal immigrants flooding into the Lone Star State, we must take action to protect citizens’ best interests. Without work and even with a steady income, taxpayers can not afford to fork out $13.4 Billion per year to cover the costs associated with illegal aliens.
The open borders cartel is constantly working to harm the Texas workforce by killing important legislation and encouraging illegal immigration.
Luckily, Senator Lois Kolkhorst and Representative Steve Toth have filed legislation to repel the invasion.
Together, we will ensure the E-Verify process is easy, streamlined, and cost-efficient for all employers in Texas to confirm their employees’ eligibility to work within the United States.