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I am of two minds.

As a law and order type, I fully support some form if instant (or near instant) E-verify program PRIOR to beginning of employment. It should be part of every job application. If we had mandatory E-verify, we would SIGNIFICANTLY reduce our need to track illegal entry. We would save a ton of money too on border enforcement.

As a freedom-loving libertarian at heart, I have to ask what business is it of the federal government who I employ? Where in the constitution does it state that I LACK the ability to enter into an employment contract with another person based on their status? This is especially true for 1099 employees where I am not required to collect SS and other taxes for them.

It is easy for me to give up my freedom in this regard but I wonder if I should. I feel the same way about a national ID card.
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