This bill is being marked up and discussed in committee TODAY!
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The E-Verify bill has been renamed as H.R. 2885, with additional negative features included. A reminder of the negative features of H.R. 2164 are detailed in this earlier post. Primarily the focus of concern regarding the elimination of state rights to enforce e-verify remain in H.R. 2885, plus additional concerns which should have every patriot burning up the phone lines.
- Section 6.: takes away states’ rights to enforce e-verify, although the Supreme Court has found enforcement is within the justification of the state.
- Section 8.: allows dictatorial powers to the Secretary of Homeland Security to make up whatever program they choose to implement. Currently, enforcement of immigration laws are being ignored except in the case of felonies, as
- Section 11.: establishes Biometric Employment Eligibility Verification. This is an identity card system
View the entire bill here. You can view all sponsors, committee members and read the full text of the bill at the link.
During the committee discussion and mark up process, WE-THE-PEOPLE have the loudest voice and can help shape legislation. Call the committee members, request they remove the above provisions from the bill, or if they fail to amend the bill that you oppose passage.
LAST FIRST Sponsor/Co‐Sp /Staff Person /Party State District/ PHONE /FAX
** = Sub-committee member
Red = Co-sponsor
Adams Sandra/ Theresa Wang /R FL 24/ 202‐225‐2706 /202‐226‐6299
Chabot Steven/ JacquelineLewis /R OH 1/ 202‐225‐2216 /202‐225‐3012
** Chaffetz Jason / Troy Stock /R UT 3/ 202‐225‐7751 /202‐225‐5629
Coble Howard/ JohnMautz /R NC 6 / 202‐225‐3065 /202‐225‐8611
Forbes James/ Randy Joe Hack /R VA 4/ 202‐225‐6365 /202‐226‐1170
Franks Trent / Stephanie Hammond /R AZ 2/ 202‐225‐4576 /202‐225‐6328
** Gallegly Elton / Richard Mereu /R CA 24/ 202‐225‐5811 /202‐225‐1100
Gohmert Louie/ CurtisPhilp /R TX 1/ 202‐225‐3035 /202‐226‐1230
** Goodlatte Bob / Brandon Ritchie /R VA 6/ 202‐225‐5431 /202‐225‐9681
** Gowdy Trey / AnnWoods Hawks /R SC 4/ 202‐225‐6030 /202‐226‐1177
Griffin Tim/ Kramer Schmidt /R AR 2/ 202‐225‐2506 /202‐225‐5903
Issa Darrell E./ Laurent Crenshaw M /R CA 49/ 202‐225‐3906 /202‐225‐3303
Jordan James D./ Jared Dilley /R OH 4/ 202‐225‐2676 /202‐226‐0577
** King Steven A./ Casaday Nguyen /R IA 5/ 202‐225‐4426 /202‐225‐3193
** Lungren Daniel/ Alexander Snyder /R CA 3/ 202‐225‐5716 /202‐226‐1298
Marino Thomas/ Drew Kent /R PA 10/ 202‐225‐3731 /202‐225‐9594
Pence Mike/ Josh Pitcock /R IN 6/ 202‐225‐3021 /202‐225‐3382
Poe Ted/ Tim Tarpley /R TX 2/ 202‐225‐6565 /202‐225‐5547
Quayle Ben/ Patrick Howell /R AZ 3/ 202‐225‐3361 /202‐225‐3462
** Ross Dennis / Omar Raschid /R FL 12/ 202‐225‐1252 /202‐226‐0585
** Sensenbrenner F. James / Michael Lenn /R WI 5/ 202‐225‐5101 /202‐225‐3190
** Smith Lamar S. / George Fishman;Andrea Loving /R TX 21/ 202‐225‐4236 /202‐225‐8628