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Mandatory Employment Verification - Legal Workforce Act of 2011

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11061662 (posted Jun. 16, 2011)"

On June 14, 2011, Rep. Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2164, Legal Workforce Act. The bill makes employment verification mandatory for employers nationwide within 2 years through the use of a Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS).

On June 15, 2011, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing on H.R. 2164.

On September 12, 2011, Rep. Smith introduced a revised version of the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2885.

On September 15 and 21, the House Judiciary marked up H.R. 2885. The bill was approved by the Committee and reported favorably to the House floor by a vote of 22-13.