Washington Free Beacon: Border Hawks Call on Abbott to Expand E-Verify


Immigration hawks are calling on Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott to mandate E-Verify for private employers in the Lone Star State, a move they say could potentially solve the border crisis overnight.

In response to the record-breaking number of illegal immigrants crossing into his state from Mexico, Abbott announced that Texas would build its own border wall, which he said “will help all of us to work on ways to stem the flow of unlawful immigration and to stem the flow of illegal contraband.” Although many on the right say a large barrier could deter future migrants from entering the country, border hawks and Abbott critics say the most promising solution is requiring companies to verify citizenship status for all workers.

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