Dangerous Business: Implications of an EEVS for Latinos and the U.S. WorkforceNCLR, (March 31, 2008)
Issue: Social Security, Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet
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.