Senator: All workers should get legal verification

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Democrat leading the push for changes in immigration law says verifying that people are legally employed will require all workers -- citizens and immigrants -- to prove they are eligible to hold jobs in the U.S.

New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer outlined the workforce verification system he envisions at a hearing Tuesday. Schumer said such a system would need all people to verify their legal status the same way. That way, he says, immigrants authorized to work have the same burden of proof as U.S. citizens.

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