State and Local

E-Verify passes both chambers, bill heads to Perdue


The Republican-led General Assembly passed legislation Saturday that will require cities, counties and businesses to check the immigration status of new hires.

The House voted 67-45 to require employers and local governments to use the federal government’s E-Verify records system to prevent illegal immigrants from landing jobs. The legislation makes exceptions for companies that employ fewer than 25 workers or use seasonal workers.

Gov. Beverly Perdue will decide whether to accept the measure or veto it.

via The Republic

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: