E-Verify, the Wedge

Mickey Kaus Columnist
Font Size:

Howard Foster of FrumForum thinks Obama might be forced to sign a law requiring that all employers use the E-Verify system (designed to check and make sure new hires are not illegal immigrants)–if that law was sent to him by Congress. Republicans would be smart to try to do that, no? E-Verify seems like a great wedge issue: a popular and sensible policy that puts Obama in a richly-deserved tough spot, forcing him to choose between pleasing voters generally and continuing his desperate Hispandering initiative. … Bonus: It would especially appeal to the non-trivial number of African Americans who believe, with some justification, that illegal immigrants are taking jobs unskilled African Americans used to get. …

Mickey Kaus