David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute at the time of the quote, stated in his Jan. 10, 2013 op-ed titled "E-Verify: Immigration Reform's Threat to Legal Workers," published on

“E-Verify is not reliable and shifts enforcement costs onto citizens… According to E-Verify’s government audit, a national mandate would deem 1.2 million to 3.5 million legal employees… initially ineligible to work. In 2008, Intel, the computer chip maker, put its new employees through E-Verify and 12 percent were declared ineligible…

E-Verify’s most serious threat is to privacy. The system’s guilty-until-proven-innocent approach could be applied to any activity, not just employment, and to any area of law, not just immigration law. It would be Americans’ cyber-passport that, like a regular passport, is used to prove identity and restrict access.”

Jan. 10, 2014