Last updated on: 1/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Cathy Reisenwitz Biography

Title:
Writer and political commentator
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The first problem with mandating E-Verify use is how much work it’s going to create for employers. According to the E-Verify user manual, a freelancer who wants to contract out work will need to become a program administrator, tasked with chores like registering new users, opening and closing accounts and adding other program administrators and users…

The E-Verify system requires all employers to go through the entire interview, offer, negotiation and acceptance process before they are allowed to check whether any applicant is eligible to work. Of course E-Verify’s propensity to put the kibosh on the hire at the end of the process will lead employers to discriminate against non-native born workers to save themselves the expense. Any expectation otherwise stretches credulity…

In a country still struggling out of a recession, with unemployment still too high, the last thing anyone needs is another federal requirement which will make getting hired and hiring more difficult.

E-Verify is pretty much the definition of a solution whose drawbacks are worse than the problem it’s designed to solve. Mandating its use will make life harder for employers and employees. It will increase hiring discrimination. And it will help turn the U.S. into even more of a surveillance state.”

“E-Verify Turns Work into a Privilege, and Empowers the Surveillance State,” Reason.com, Nov. 17, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writer and political commentator, published in The Week, Daily Beast, Forbes, Talking Points Memo, Motherboard, Chicago Tribune, Reason, the Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, XOJane, and Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist
  • Creator and Editor-in-Chief, Sex and the State blog, May 2013-present
  • Salesperson/Business Development, Capterra, Aug. 2014–present
  • Former blogger, Huffington Post
  • Editor and Political Commentator, Young Voices, July 2013–Aug. 2014
  • Digital Publishing Specialist, Reason magazine, Apr. 2012-June 2013
  • SEO Specialist, EBSCO Industries, Inc., June 2008-April 2012
  • Web Content Writer, EBSCO Industries, Inc., 2008-2010
  • Intern, Intermark Group, May 2007-Aug. 2007
  • Public Relations Intern, M-POWER Ministries, Sep. 2006-May 2007
  • Editorial Intern, AL.com, May 2006-Aug. 2006
  • Public Relations Intern, Alabama Public Television, Mar. 2006-May 2006
  • Junior Board Member, Leading Edge Institute (LEI), Feb. 2011-Feb. 2012
  • Former columnist, Townhall.com and Bitcoin Magazine
  • Former owner and blogger, anarcho-capistalism-blog.com
Education:
  • Koch Associate Program, Charles Koch Institute
  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, Samford University, 2008
Other:
  • Appeared on Fox News and Al Jazeera America
  • Twitter handle: @CathyReisenwitz
Quoted in:
  1. Should E-Verify Be Mandatory for All Employers?