The Arizona and Michigan primary results may or may not have settled the Republican Party nomination. Mitt Romney won both races. [Romney Lands Solid Win in Arizona, Squeaker in Michigan, by Steven Thomma, Sacramento Bee, February 29, 2012]
But the big winner is E-Verify which Romney heartily endorsed in the immigrant-heavy Arizona, 30 percent of the total population, and to a lesser extent in besieged Michigan where the unemployment rate stands at 9.3 percent.
E-Verify, the free online program that allows employers to confirm new hires legal work status has grown in popularity over the last three years. According to a NumbersUSA-sponsored poll taken on February 16 by the independent Pulse Opinion Research that used Rasmussen Reports methodology and was conducted among 1,000 likely voters, the results showed near unanimous E-Verify support.
Democrats, Republicans, Independents, blacks, whites, “others” ( mostly Asians), Evangelicals, Catholics, Protestants, the poor, the middle class, the wealthy, and private or public sector employees all endorse mandatory E-Verify. See the complete poll results included in NumbersUSA’s Executive Director Roy Beck’s blog here. The margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
One annoying constant in the E-Verify debate is the mainstream media’s insistence that the program is time consuming and expensive to implement. Having been E-Verified in 2009, I knew from personal experience that this is utter nonsense. My whole process took less than three minutes.
Now, thanks to E-Verify Self Check, you can confirm how simple it is. Not only will self-check give you more ammunition should you engage wayward journalists in an E-Verify dialogue, it will also allow U.S. citizens or legal residents to discover if his identity has been stolen. For those who may receive a tentative non-confirmation, they can take the necessary steps (details online) to resolve the problem.
Take the E-Verify Self Check, available in 50 states, here.
With luck, the primary and polling results will open Republican leadership’s eyes so that House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act, which mandates E-Verify, will move to the House floor for a full vote.