House Speaker John Boehner Cares More About Politics Than Unemployed Americans
H.R. 2885, The Legal Workforce Act, would mandate E-Verify nationwide to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs. This great bill to put unemployed Americans back to work passed the House Judiciary Committee last fall, but has been stalled by the House Republican leadership ever since. House Speaker John Boehner is too afraid to allow a vote on E-Verify before the fall 2012 elections. Consultants tell him the bill may alienate potential voters.
The Speaker's rationale for blocking E-Verify is unreasonable, since fully 78% of likely voters support E-Verify. E-Verify has gained majority support from Republicans and Democrats alike, proving that Americans are committed to keeping U.S. jobs free of illegal workers.
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