By marginal, I didn’t just mean "cheap, I meant small. Wendy’s can average out the cost across 1,000s of workers; small businesses cannot manage it. Nor do they tend to have the legal or personnel departments they can use to sort through the 88-page manual.
Further, when it comes to what I predict the outcome will be, we have precedent. Arizona passed a law in 2008 requiring all employers to use E-verify.
40% of businesses don’t bother using it. Businesses who did and stopped using migrants, didn’t see the positions back filled by Americans. They just remained empty, or the jobs went to another state.
The ID theft/forgery market accelerated, as faked documents are one of the work arounds. Detection of illegals because of them is only 54%.
Similar results were found in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama, which each only had 40-50% compliance. And these are the States that want the system; what’s going to happen in States that don’t?
It is, he lost his visa after he was hired.
It applied to 15% of Arizona’s farm workers. That’s a cost in the millions, scale it up nationally, it becomes billions.