Numbers USA: Pres. Trump called for making improvements to the E-Verify system in order to support a nationwide mandate in his 2018 budget request to Congress. Requiring all employers to use E-Verify is the top step in our ‘Ten Steps to Fixing the Broken Immigration Enforcement System‘.
Pres. Trump will need help from Congress, though, in making E-Verify mandatory for all employers. First, his request to set aside $15 million to make improvements to the system is just that — a request. Congress would need to make it official by including it in its FY18 DHS spending bill. Furthermore, requiring all employers to use the employment verification system would require legislation from Congress.
But budget requests tend to be clues to what an administration’s legislative priorities are, and it appears that mandatory E-Verify is a priority for the Trump administration. The rest is here