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On the heels of Simi Valley's decision to approve a pilot E-Verify for city workers, VC Community College District President Bob Huber proposed that county colleges follow suit.
Huber is also running for mayor, and has made a campaign issue out of E-Verify, which is a free government program that analyzes employee information to evaluate whether they are eligible to work in this country. It has a 96 percent accuracy rate, which pretty much makes its adoption a no-brainer.
However, a fellow board member wondered how much time it would take to scan each employee's documents, estimating five minutes per person at a minimum.
"I want to find out how much time our employees would be taking on it," the Star quoted the board member as saying. "We're not overloaded with classified employees now. Time is money."
If that's a concern, let me volunteer to do it. I'll find time to use the free online utility. Let's get this thing done and stop quibbling.
Opponents contend that E-Verify isn't accurate. However, a study commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security shows that E-Verify catches 46 percent of illegal aliens it comes across. Not a home run, but if every company adopted E-Verify and we were able to catch half of all the illegal aliens working in those companies we'd be doing pretty good, because right now that number is ZERO percent. I'd guess that the reason that E-Verify doesn't catch the other half is because the illegals are using real, stolen identification information.
Certainly we don't want to be saying people are illegal when they are really legal. E-Verify avoids false positives 99.3 percent of the time. That's just about as close to perfect as you can get.
So the program sounds like it works pretty darn well. So my offer is out there--if cost is an issue for the college district, I will volunteer my time, and I'm sure others would do the same, to work on this program for you.
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Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.