Dangerous Business:  Implications of an EEVS for Latinos and the U.S. Workforce

NCLR, (March 31, 2008)

Issue: Social Security, Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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The issue of implementing a national employment eligibility verification system (EEVS) has emerged from the immigration debate.  However, it is clear that such a system has dramatic implications for the entire U.S. workforce.  Without extensive standards for maintaining quality data and vigorous worker protections, such a system would have dangerous consequences for millions of U.S. citizens and lawful workers.  Furthermore, evidence strongly suggests that an EEVS would be especially harmful for Latino workers.