State Senator Jesse Green Of Harcourt, released a statement regarding a measure being considered that would make it more difficult for Iowa businesses to hire illegal immigrants. The statement is below.
This week the Judiciary Committee discussed Senate File 84, requiring employers use E-Verify to make sure they are not violating federal immigration law, which prohibits the employment of illegal immigrants. Currently, the law makes this practice voluntary, and while many employers use it, many also do not. This is an important bill to keep Iowa’s business climate fair for both employers and potential workers.