John H. Cochrane, PhD, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, wrote in his Aug. 1, 2013 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal titled "Think Government Is Intrusive Now? Wait Until E-Verify Kicks In":

“E-Verify is the real monster. If this part of the bill passes, all employers will be forced to use the government-run, Web-based system that checks potential employees’ immigration status. That means, every American will have to obtain the federal government’s prior approval in order to earn a living…

Every tyranny silences opponents by controlling their ability to earn a living… Why are we so afraid of immigrants that we would jeopardize this most basic guarantee of our political liberties?

Aug. 1, 2013