Here are 3 problems with E-Verify:
- It intrudes on my right to hire and be hired. Why should I have to prove to Sandstrom that I can legally work?
- It adds more government burdens to small businesses. It's not so bad for big companies who have an HR staff, but when you handle the marketing, human resources, quality control, and bookkeeping all by yourself, it is a HUGE burden. Also, a 2 week business license suspension for a first offense? That might just put my small company out of business.
- E-verify is ineffective and some studies have shown it actually increases identity theft. If there is a mistake in the system (which will happen), a legal citizen could be denied employment and will then have to go through a long process of correcting the error.
To Stephen Sandstrom and the rest of the Utah legislature I say, STAY OUT OF MY BUSINESS!