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E-Verify system provoked the growth of crime - Russian
Source: Russian Bazaar, a weekly newspaper out of New York, NY.
Translated Summary: Vadim Dimarskiy - E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and to Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. Immigration experts who cooperate with the Cato Institute reached the surprising conclusion that the E-Verify system has a great influence on the growth of crime in particular U.S. areas, cities and states. In the state of Arizona, researchers have found that E-Verify checks reduce the chances of illegal immigrants finding jobs and earning money honestly. As a result, they are forced to break the law and earn money with drugs, theft and other crimes. The conservatives have already criticized the new study and accused its authors of justifying the actions of illegal immigrants. E-Verify was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with good intentions, and it is at least unpatriotic to accuse the system of being ineffective. Over the past 10 years, E-Verify prevented thousands of employers from hiring illegal immigrants and people with criminal records. However, in some regions, E-Verify is harmful to both employers and illegal immigrants. For example, farmers in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico check the identity of 100% of potential workers. It often turns out that 95% to 98% of them are illegal immigrants. US citizens do not take the hard jobs of harvesting vegetables and fruits. As a result, farmers lose crops, and illegal immigrants the opportunity to earn money.
Writted by: Vadim Dimarskiy
Originally Published March 8 2018