Baltimore County Passes Recommendation for E Verify story below

Contractors working with Baltimore County could soon be required to verify the immigration status of their employees or risk losing county business.

The County Council enacted a resolution Monday, by a unanimous vote of the six members that were present. The resolution urges County Executive James T. Smith Jr. to ensure contractors vet new hires with the federal E-Verify program. The free, online system, operated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration, allows an employer to compare details from a new hire’s employment eligibility form with information from more than 500 million federal records.

“Basically this has the teeth of a law,” said John E. Beverungen, county attorney. “But in this case, the text says ‘request.’ It looks like at the minimum this will start the discussion.,0,6958561.story

Of course Casa De Maryland had their reps there crying, Not Fair, Not Fair.  They were even question DHS.


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