David Fowler, President for E2A2 (E-Verify Employer Agent Alliance), in an Oct. 13, 2016 The Hill article, "8 Key Requirements; E-Verify Congressional Mandate," available at, stated:

“As it stands, state E-Verify statutes are different; and they keep changing.

Federal employees, employees of certain state governments, employees hired in certain states, and employers found to be non-compliant in the past, are all required to use E-Verify.

To reduce burdens and penalties, employers need a federal E-Verify mandate so they only have to comply with one set of rules and employees in every state are treated the same.

Congress should waste no time in passing a federal E-Verify mandate to unburden employers, help ensure a safe work environment, protect jobs for authorized workers, and defend E-Verify from cyber-attack.”

Oct. 13, 2016