Ryan Introduces Employee Verification Legislation
Bill is Alternative to Big Brother Solutions
WASHINGTON – Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan introduced legislation providing enforcement tools to ensure a legal workforce and end document fraud and identity theft. The bill, known as the New Employee Verification Act, offers a secure and efficient way to protect employers from hiring illegal immigrants and protect employees from identity theft. One way to enforce our immigration laws and secure our country from illegal immigration is to stop undocumented workers from being hired illegally. While it is the employer’s responsibility to hire employees who are in the country legally, the current employee document verification system, based primarily on paper documents, simply does not work. As a result, many undocumented workers have been hired through the fraudulent use of someone else’s Social Security Number and identity.