Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, in a Nov. 4, 2016 article, "Opinion: How Employers Could Stop Illegal Immigration in Seconds," available at, stated:

“Whatever you think of Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the Mexican border, there’s another wall we can complete right now: E-Verify…

In a sense, universal use of E-Verify would be a major step toward making legal status a labor standard. Few employers are tempted to hire children, after all, and that’s only partly out of fear of punishment; it has become a social norm, a habit, not to hire kids. But while it’s easy to tell if a job applicant is an 11-year-old, employers need E-Verify to tell if he’s a legal worker.

Mandating E-Verify would not only be an important enforcement tool, it would also be an important political step toward resolving our current immigration mess.”

Nov. 4, 2016