The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) stated during testimony on NAHB's behalf by First Vice Chairman Barry Rutenberg before the US House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement on June 15, 2011, available on the Numbers USA website:

“Over the years, as more and more states have taken it upon themselves to pass their own versions of mandatory E-verify laws, it has become increasingly obvious to our members that a single, federal requirement is the best way to address the issue to avoid confusion, and resultant compliance failures. Using E-Verify, provided it is fair, efficient, and workable, would greatly enhance employers’ ability to determine who is work-authorized in the United States, thus making federal immigration law much more viable and effective…”

June 15, 2011