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Poll: Do you Support Governor-elect Chafee in Rescinding E-Verify, the Immigration Program

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee recently announced that one his first actions as Governor will be to rescind an executive order on immigration initiated by Governor Donald Carcieri.

In 2008, Gov. Carcieri signed an executive order that requires state agencies and state vendors use a federal program to confirm new hires can work in the United States.

According to US Department of Homeland Security, the program is:

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. For most employers, the use of E-Verify is voluntary and limited to determining the employment eligibility of new hires only. There is no charge to employers to use E-Verify. The E-Verify system is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

More than 216,000 employers are enrolled in the program, with over 8.7 million queries run through the system in fiscal year 2009. There have been over 13 million queries run through the system in fiscal year 2010 (as of July 31, 2010).

E-Verify is mandatory for some employers, such as those employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause and employers in certain states.


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Where's the block for 'HELL NO'?!?

Comment #1 by RI Taxpayer on 2010 11 20

Absolutely should not be rolled back E-Verify. Chafee is doing us all a disservice and allowing employers to higher illegals at low wages, no taxes which is the same as stealing from the RI and federal taxes.
We need to hold employers accountable and at the same time discourage illegals from coming to RI.
Chafee is bad news.

Comment #2 by Gary Arnold on 2010 11 20

Wait until our incoming Governor "Moon Beam" really gets going as to Radical Leftist, Bleeding-Heart, agenda....and Higher Taxes!

AND....speaking of Governor 'Moon Beam'.....at least to me, and I sure that, today, this will also grow to become the sentiment of many, many others - that being he is a person that I would very much equate with what were the sentiments of writer T.S. Eliot towards Edgar Allan Poe...who once describer Poe "As having the intellect of a highly gifted person before puberty"!

Comment #3 by TOM LETOURNEAU on 2010 11 21

You can call him Moon Beam but I'll stick with Liar. Let's see: E-Verify doesn't work, only 6 other states use it, and it's divisive. Those lies weren't enough to convince the populace so now he's blaming it for the bad state economy. When will he stop?

Comment #4 by Max Diesel on 2010 11 24

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