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E-Verify Could Apply to Farms
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Mar 3, 2015 04:54 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would require every employer in the country to use the E-Verify system to check whether a potential employee is in the United States legally.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., urged the committee to vote for the measure, but the Agriculture Workforce Coalition opposes the bill. The bill, called the Legal Workforce Act, passed out of committee Tuesday afternoon by a 20-13 vote, according to a news release by the committee.

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