PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI/AP) - A federal database used by Rhode Island state contractors toweed out illegal workers misses over half the people it is supposedto catch, according to a new study.
Westat, a research company that evaluated the E-Verifysystem for the Homeland Security Department, found 54 percentof the illegal immigrants checked through E-Verify are cleared towork because they are using stolen or borrowed identities.
E-Verify allows employers to run a worker's information againstHomeland Security Department and Social Security databases to checkwhether the person is permitted to work in the U.S. Congress andthe Obama administration are urging employers to use E-Verifyvoluntarily to help curb illegal immigration.
As part of his 2008executive order cracking down on illegal immigration, GovernorCarcieri required all state contractors to use E-Verify to checkthe backgrounds of their employees. State lawmakers are alsoconsidering abill requiring private businesses to use E-verify as well.
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