The Corner

Surprise, Surprise

You mean lobbyists exaggerate?

Arizona mandated that all businesses use E-Verify starting Jan. 1, and fewer problems have been reported than originally feared, said Ann Seiden, spokeswoman for the state Chamber of Commerce that opposed the measure in the legislature last year.

Companies haven’t left the state in reaction to E-Verify, she said, and employers haven’t reported major problems with the database.

“Anecdotally, we haven’t heard as much backlash as we originally thought,” Seiden said.

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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