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On Sept. 29, ABC joined the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) in support of H.R. 3711, the Legal Workforce Act. H.R. 3711, which would mandate an improved E-Verify program on all employers and for all new hires.  

Introduced by Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Sept. 8, 2017, H.R. 3711 would phase in the E-Verify requirement over a two-year period and provide safe harbors for employers that use E-Verify in good faith. 

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced a mandatory E-Verify bill (S. 179) at the beginning of the year. 

EWIC is a coalition of businesses, trade associations and other organizations from across the industry spectrum that supports reform of U.S. immigration policy to facilitate a sustainable workforce for the American economy while ensuring our national security and prosperity.