Senator Marco Rubio is “vehemently” disputing that his immigration legislation written with Senator Chuck Schumer as lead-man on the team will gut E-Verify, and replace it with nothing for years. E-Verify is the only tool employers have to verify that a potential job applicant is in this country legally, and those offering job opportunities face large fines and possible jail terms if they do not use E-Verify. So the Republican Senator from Florida denies that E-Verify will be gutted, but oh my…
However, Rubio staffers were unable to show TheDC any text in the legislation that gives the current E-Verify system legal backing until the new system is mandated in several years.
The multi-year gap in E-Verify enforcement creates a political problem for Rubio and the other advocates of the Senate immigration bill.
The E-Verify rules are critical to Rubio and his allies as they try to pass their pending immigration revamp, partly because a large swath of the public is worried about the economic impact of immigrants, both legal and illegal. Source: Daily Caller
Weighing in on this issue is Secretary of State for Kansas, Kris Kobach, who says “if there’s no statutory authority for E-Verify, then there’s no E-Verify.” Kobach is an attorney, Harvard-Oxford-Yale “trained.
One of the definitions of “treason” is betrayal. This is certainly betrayal of those Conservatives who worked hard to send Rubio to the U.S. Senate. It is betrayal of American sovereignty. Either Rubio clearly understands that E-Verify will go away and he’s 1) willing to lie about it – doesn’t have the ‘pair’ to stand up to Schumer and other committee Liberals like John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), or 2) he hasn’t read his own legislation to find out what Senate Scoundrels slipped in when he wasn’t looking.