Contractors Must Prove Workers Are Legal

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The Carroll County Board of Commissioners has voted to enroll the county in a federal program that will allow employers to determine if its workers are eligible to work in the U.S.

Contractors who want to do business with the county must undergo the E-Verify process.

E-Verify stipulates that the verification process only be required on contracts awarded to employers of $100,000 or more and subcontracts of $3,000 of more.

Board President Doug Howard says companies that hire illegal workers have an unfair advantage over those that hire legal workers. The E-Verify program, he says, levels the playing field.

The board voted on the program Thursday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • ICE Man

    Empire Today, that’s all I am going to say.

  • Juan Carlos

    No me gusta la programa de E-Verify. Ayudame Martin O’Malley.

    • baltimore resident

      say what?!? write in English the language of the land your in!!! I just love how this country bends over backwards for all the spanish speaking people, but let me go to mexico or any other spanish country, will they convert for me NO I have to learn their language or forget it.

      • Jim

        It was a joke dummy, loosely translated it means, “I don’t like e-verify, help me Martin O’Malley.” Sorry, I had to use those 5 years of Spanish I took in high school for something.

  • j . kramer

    well its about time. Wake up the rest of maryland especially are congress. That really goes out to you Mikulski.

    • pigeon

      More like “wake up the rest of the country”.

  • bernard mc kernan

    Juan Carlos Habla English you taco head….All state, county & federal government contractors doing business with these agencies should provide proff of a green card for each of their workers or be taken off the project. I would rather go without eating crab meat than have pepper bellies coming into my town living fifty to a family & working without any benefits for less than minimum wage while the processing companies CEO’s make huge profits. No thank you, I will abstain & that goes for many goods & services. The downside is greater than the upside. At least they just use to steal hubcaps, now they take the whole wheel & let’s not even get into MAS13 gangs or the amount of tax payers money spent for their health & education programs. Oh did I mention that in Mexico, you can buy a house but never own the land. Here we are so stupid, we’re buying them or providing them with section 8 vouchers. I see a big backlash coming against these Taco heads & Coons in the near future.

    • Juan Carlos

      Lo siento, pero no hablo ingles muy bien. Pero, me gusto los tacos mucho. Gracias por el dinero de “welfare”.

  • Bite Me

    It is about time a federal program requires employers to determine if its worker’s are eligible to work in the U.S.
    This should have happened years ago.

    These company’s and the state will get around this. They will split the projects into phases rather then bid the project as a whole.

    I have been in the industry for over 40 years and now I am required to speak Spanish in order to even think about an interview.

  • peterthe geator

    New name for Calderon the President of Mexico.

    The United states of Amexico!

  • ha

    E verify will check into all the reported employees. Contractors know who is and who is not legal. They are not going to hand over the names of the poeple who work for 5 an hour under the table.

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