The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) stated in testimony on E-Verify before the US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Feb. 27, 2013, delivered by Emily Tulli, JD, Policy Attorney with the NILC:

“E-Verify encourages employers to misclassify workers as independent contractors and move them off the books. It also gives employers one more tool to retaliate against workers, so if a worker complains about mistreatment, the employer can decide to use E-Verify against the worker. When employers can easily abuse some workers, all American workplaces suffer.

E-Verify employers routinely violate the program rules, and that hurts workers… 42% of workers say that they aren’t notified by their employer of an E-Verify error. And if a worker doesn’t know that an error exists they have no way to correct it… Because the livelihood of US citizens is at risk, even seemingly small error rates really matter. Using USCIS’ own statistics, at least 50,000 US workers experienced an E-Verify error last year. And that’s with 93% of employers not using the program.”

Feb. 27, 2013