New E-Verify Bill Introduced to the House

Representative and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith introduced the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2164) last week, which would make E-Verify mandatory for most employers. The bill would also eliminate paper I-9s, making worker eligibility authorization entirely electronic. The plan is to gradually phase in E-Verify and phase out I-9s to give employers time to adapt to the new system. Click here to read the press release from the House Judiciary.