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E-Verify: A Threat to All Workers


E-Verify is a flawed, costly web-based program that lets U.S. businesses verify the work authorization of new hires. Right now, it’s optional for most employers.

Did you know that if E-Verify were forced on all California businesses, errors in the database would kill the jobs of 90,000 work-authorized Californians?

And many undocumented workers who are a crucial part of our economy would be forced deeper into the shadows.

Our Work

CIPC co-sponsored the Employment Acceleration Act with MALDEF in 2011. Signed by Governor Brown, the law ensures that city, county and state government cannot force private business owners to use E-Verify.

In 2015, CIPC co-sponsored AB 622 (Hernandez) with MALDEF which limits the abuse of E-Verify and creates a financial civil penalty for employers who commit the most egregious violations. Signed by Governor Brown in 2015, the law went into effect January 1, 2016 and works to further protect all workers in California from the harmful E-Verify program.


For more information, please contact:

Layla Razavi
Policy Director