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S.202: Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act

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Sponsor Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make the E-Verify program permanent.

Requires: (1) federal departments, agencies, contractors, and critical employers to participate in E-Verify; (2) all U.S. employers to participate in E-Verify within one year of enactment of this Act; and (3) employers using a contract, subcontract, or exchange to obtain labor to certify that they utilize E-Verify.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to require the E-Verify participation of an employer or class of employers if the Secretary has reasonable cause to believe that the employer is or has been in material violation of the employment eligibility verification process under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Treats an employer’s failure to use E-Verify as a violation of the INA requirement to verify employment eligibility and creates a reputable presumption...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced in Senate: CR S6078)