E-verify programme opposed by pig industry
Meat industry groups are opposing the Secure America
through Verification Enforcement (SAVE) Act that would effect the programme
aimed at identifying illegal workers.
Six meat industry groups sent a letter
to House and Senate bill sponsors Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Pryor
(D-Ark.), opposing the Secure America through Verification Enforcement (SAVE)
Act that, if secured, would make a number of changes to the current Basic
Pilot/E-Verify programme aimed at identifying illegal workers.
The letter was signed by the American Meat Institute, National Cattleman's
Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Meat Association, National
Pork Producers Council and National Turkey Federation.
The letter stated that, while the groups favour more effective immigration
enforcement and have supported the Basic Pilot/E-Verify program, they oppose,
"the draconian measures of the SAVE Act that will prove incapable of effective
implementation, severely harm US businesses, and fail to address the problem of
document fraud that defeats the current employments verification system."
The letter also addressed several concerns with the bill.
â€¢ American Meat Institute
â€¢ National Meat Association
â€¢ National Pork Producers Council
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