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From Roy Beck NumbersUSA an Emergency Message
Help small states with pro-E-Verify Dem. Senators on SAVE Act
Sen. Pryor (D-Ark.) is expected to re-introduce the SAVE Act later this week. This is great news. Passage and implementation of the SAVE Act would put more Americans back to work than any other act of the federal government this year.
It will be an uphill battle to get this passed.
But the fact that it is a Democratic bill is a big plus. What we need, though, is for Sen. Pryor not to be standing alone. He needs a bunch of other Democrats co-sponsoring his bill.
The following 11 Democratic Senators ought to sign the bill because they joined Pryor two weeks ago in supporting Sen. Sessions’ fantastic E-Verify amendment for the Homeland Security spending bill:
Missouri: MC CASKILL
Montanta: BAUCUS & TESTER
North Carolina: HAGAN
North Dakota: CONRAD & DORGAN
West Virginia: ROCKEFELLER
Every one of these Senators ought to be co-sponsoring SAVE before it is introduced. Please push them to do what is right.
The most important states for you to call are North Dakota, Montana and West Virginia because we have the fewest members there.
WHAT PRYOR’S BILL DOES OVER THE SESSIONS AMENDMENT
As you know (and can see on the top of our home page), we have a major petition and faxing campaign to keep the Sessions amendment in the Homeland Security bill which is currently in the joint House/Senate negotiating committee. We are most worried that Democratic Party Leaders will strip the amendment from the bill before it goes to the President.
If the strong E-Verify provisions are stripped from the Homeland Security bill, it is imperative that we come right back and have the Senate pass the Pryor bill.
I still hope the nation’s pressure on keeping the Sessions amendment will save it.
If it does, however, there still is a lot more that is needed in terms of E-Verify.
The Sessions amendment mandates all federal contractors to run all new hires through e-Verify. It also requires all employees actually working on a federal contract to be run through E-Verify, even if they have been working for the company for years. (Current law forbids a company to use E-Verify to check veteran employees.)
The Pryor SAVE Act extends the requirement of running new hires through E-Verify to every employer in America, whether or not they have federal contracts.
It would phase this in over four years, with the largest employers going first.
And in the fourth year, it would require all employers to run all of their workforce through E-Verify.
Imagine the millions of jobs that will open up!
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO THANK THE SENATORS LISTED ABOVE AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO FINISH THE JOB.