Arizona, Maryland, and Wyoming became the latest states to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program beginning July 31, 2017.
Many business leaders support the implementation of a mandatory E-Verify system.
On Jan. 20, 2017, U.S. senator, Chuck Grassley, introduced legislation that would make E-Verify mandatory for employers nationwide.
Representative Robert Nardolillo (R-Dist. 28, Coventry) stated he will propose legislation in 2017 to reinstate the federal background check system in The Ocean State. In 2014 then-Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order that protected illegal immigrants in Rhode Island.
Recently in Texas, there has been plenty of confusion over who should be using E-Verify, and what will happen if they don't. One agency demanded clarity on the vexing approach to employment authorization verification requirements in the Lone Star state.
Gov. Jay Nixon, of Missouri, recently vetoed a state law that some say would have made it easier for people not authorized to work in the U.S. to attain employment.