North Carolina passes bill requiring use of E-Verify

The Jurist

The North Carolina House of Representatives on Saturday voted 67-45 to pass a bill requiring all employers with 25 or more employees to check the immigration status of their hires using the E-Verify system.

The bill would take full effect after a 24-month phase in period, after which around 40 percent of the state’s businesses and all its cities and counties would be required to use the E-Verify system in all future hires.

Detractors of the bill argue that it lacks strong enforcement provisions [News & Observer report] and will result in many false complaints.

The bill was previously passed by the state Senate, and will now go to Governor Beverly Perdue for her veto or signature. 

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