|Date:||March 18, 2011|
9:00-10:30 a.m. EST (6:00 a.m. PST)
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th Street, NW
|Washington, DC 20036|
In response to growing political pressure and a lack of action at the federal level, states increasingly are taking steps to combat illegal immigration. One of the most comprehensive and restrictive of these efforts is Arizona’s 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA), which attempts to reduce unauthorized workers by mandating the use of E-Verify, a national identity and work authorization verification system, and by imposing sanctions on employers who continue to hire unauthorized workers. While these state-level sanctions have drawn significant attention and controversy, there is very little research on their effectiveness or the labor market impact of E-Verify mandates.
Sarah Bohn, Research Fellow, PPIC