Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Bank of America, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge are just a few places enrolled in a federal program that identifies illegal immigrants.
We report today that as the Obama administration warns that it will focus on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, N.C. companies are signing up in droves for a once-obscure federal program that allows them to root out illegal immigrants. In the past two years, the number of N.C. employers signing up for E-Verify, which verifies applicants' Social Security numbers with federal databases, has increased more than 700 percent to 2,567.
Who else is signed up?
Click here to see an edited spreadsheet from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that lists enrolled Carolina companies.