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E-Verify bill passes committee
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Austin area Congressman Lamar Smith successfully passes his Legal Workforce Act out of the House Judiciary Committee.
"Under the Legal Workforce Act, employers use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of new hires," said Smith.
Smith said the E-Verify system is supported by the American people and by businesses. If the bill does eventually become law, it would be phased in over a number of years depending on the size of the business.