Update from NDLON member organization VOZ Workers Rights and Education Project in Fight against E-Verify: Representative Blumenauer Declares Opposition to E-Verify Bill
Representative Blumenauer Declares Opposition to E-Verify Bill
Portland, sick OR: In recent days, our fight to build the opposition against HR 2885, the E-Verify bill, has gained momentum! In a letter to the VOZ team, US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) expressed his shared opposition to the bill. Blumenauer’s notes the technical flaws of the bill, as well as its misdirected ideology. Blumenauer notes, “E-Verify is a flawed system that too often misidentifies otherwise eligible workers.” He continues to argue that “even a flawless E-Verify program only addresses one aspect of a complex issue… We should reform border policy to address terrorists and cartels- not families’ simply trying to improve their lives.” While Blumenauer’s letter is a great step in building opposition to the E-Verify bill, there is still much work to be done. We are hopeful that the rest of the Oregon delegation will follow Representative Blumenauer and declare their opposition to the bill. You can help in this process! Call your representatives, and spread the word about E-Verify.
See the full letter here: Blumenauer Response on HR 2885
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