Romney's immigration policy would add a hiring hurdle
October 23rd, 2012
11:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney's immigration policy would add a hiring hurdle

New York (CNNMoney) - Mitt Romney promises less regulation on small businesses, but the immigration plan he supports would add an extra step to the hiring process.

Romney has said the nation should follow immigration rules like those in Arizona, where companies are forced to use a federal government program called E-Verify. Business owners are required to check the legal status of all new workers against Social Security and immigration records.


Filed under: 2012 • • Immigration • Mitt Romney
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Romney & Ryan 2012

    So we don't verify people and illegal immigrants get American jobs! This has to stop! We don't go to Cancun and try to take over some job so why should they come here and do that to us.

    If small businesses comply with E-Verify, it will be so much better in the long run!

    October 23, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  2. Alan

    What a joke
    E verify takes five minutes if you are computer literate and assures the person has a legal tax ID. Get over your basing of all things reasonable. BTW this would also eliminate about 8 other real time consuming and beuracratic activities that really burden businesses. But I appreciate your consistency of never letting the facts get in the way of your political bias opinions disguised as news.

    October 23, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. Truth

    Romney wants to make sure all companies verify the immigration status of applicants, to make sure they are here legally....and people are against this?
    What in the #$%^ has become of America.....makes me sick to my stomach that I gave up four years of my life defending the freedoms of people like this.....

    October 23, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    That would be bunch of BS. CNN is so biased, they need to redo their logo to match the Democratic Party!

    October 23, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Yeah, well if Romney is elected we will ALL be jumping over hurdles. Romney hurdles. Because if his past business experience is telling us anything, it's telling us that those hurdles will be put in place immediately. As in hurding cattle. Which to Romney we are. Cattle, that is.

    October 23, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. GI Joe

    E-verify confirms it is a legitimate number - it does NOT mean that number belongs to that person.

    lock up the people offering the jobs. That will stop it. (Sorry, mitt, no more illegal yard workers for your multiple mansions).

    October 23, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. Bill from GA

    Small and mid-size farms are seriously hurting because of the lack of workers. In Georgia, peaches and onions are rotting because the labor force is not hear. A legal work-around exists, but it is too burdensome for small and mid-size farmers.

    Even paying more to harvest the crops is not filling the need.

    Tough immigration laws here are hurting a core industry.

    This problem needs a quick fix. Not likely in today's Congress. Maybe the (generally conservative) farmers, and those depending on farmers in rural communities, need to rid our state (and our Country) of its republican representatives.

    October 23, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. Malory Archer

    If you really want to quell immigration, prosecute business owners that hire illegals. I guarantee threats of jail time, forfeiture of all assets and gigantic fines COMBINED WITH THE PERMANENT LOSS OF VOTER RIGHTS would cure the problem in about 2 minutes.

    October 23, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. I Voted Early In NC

    @Bill From GA.-thank you sir. There are not many people that complain about our jobs being taken by illegal immigrants willing to do the backbreaking work of harvesting what we eat. I grew up on a farm and it means working from sun-up to sundown. Most of those that complain about illegal immigrants would not last 1 day in a field picking fruit.

    October 23, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |