Cotton, Boozman Back Mandatory E-Verify

Posted on January 11, 2019 10:11 am

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Arkansas Republicans Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman both publicly supported nationwide, mandatory implementation of E-Verify in interviews released Friday.

Speaking to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, both senators argued that the system would do a great deal to discourage illegal immigration by punishing those who employ illegal immigrants.

“If we had a nationwide mandatory E-Verify [system], the word would get out pretty quickly to those countries whose citizens right now are streaming across our border,” Cotton said. “If they learn in their home countries that every job they pursue, there’s going to be an effective and immediate electronic verification system,