Virginia Deane Abernethy, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, in a Nov. 28, 2007 email response to, offered the following:

“Laws are in place that require an employer to use E-Verify [Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) linked to the Social Security Administration]. Therefore, any employer who does not know if his workforce is legal is in danger of breaking the law, and such an employer should be penalized if his workforce indeed includes any illegal alien.”

Nov. 28, 2007