E-Verify urged for Baltimore County – Will Jump on Board with Anne Arundel, Washington County and Talbott County

E-Verify urged for Baltimore County

Federal program would keep illegal immigrants off job sites

At the urging of construction unions, Baltimore County Council members are pushing for a new requirement that contractors working for the county verify the immigration status of their employees or risk losing county business.

The council is scheduled to take up a resolution today urging County Executive Jim Smith to encourage contractors to vet new hires with the federal E-Verify program.

“If a business knowingly hires illegal aliens on a county contract, they should lose that contract and the ability to bid on future contracts with the county,” said Council Chairman John Olszewski, who introduced the measure with Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver. “These are tough times, and we want to make sure we are not taking jobs away from those who should have them.”

Councilman Kevin Kamenetz added, “This policy would essentially remind vendors that they have to obey all the laws.



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jim Woods on February 1, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    I am in absolute agreement with this. At a time when our nation and state are suffering unemployment increases, and budget shortfalls, why would we add to our problems by having illegal aliens taking our jobs. Then to add salt to the wound, they get help through our extensive social service programs and we get to pay for that too.

    Illegal immigration is a crime and should be treated as such. Any method to curtail it must be pursued.


  2. Posted by William T Capps on February 1, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    It is sad, that we the citizens of Maryland. Must force the State Government, to write laws,to verify laws!
    That have already been enacted into law.


  3. Posted by jacki on February 10, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    we need more letters/emails/phone calls to all our elected officials to stop supporting illegals with our money. i only see 1 person out of hundreds in office that is trying to pass the Lawful presence act concerning illegals. Del. O’Donnell HB 343.. we also should be in annapolis during some of these sessions by bus loads and we’re not. i’m slacked this year also. but i will be there soon..i have all there emails on them if anyone wants them


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