From: The Center for American Progress.
This infographic explains the costs of E-Verify, the government’s Internet-based work authorization system. It highlights the system’s known costs, such as lost tax revenue and monetary burdens on small businesses, and estimates the costs of additional fiscal burdens—to individuals verified through the system, to employers utilizing the system, and to the federal government in running the system—absent from much of the dialogue. E-Verify expands the size of government while decreasing revenue, places a crushing burden on small businesses, and imposes a “jobs tax” on ordinary Americans.
Click this for a graphic on the costs of E-Verify:
Technology is generally a good thing. The government has typically imposed E-Verify on businesses doing contract work for the state or federal goverment. Many concerns center on the reliability of E-Verfiy. Will these costs be too difficult for private industry to bear? That is the question.