Immigration Enforcement

E-Verify Required for Vendors Doing Business With Rhode Island

Sep 16, 2008, By Wayne Hanson

Back in March, Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri authored an executive order requiring Executive Branch hires and all contractors, subcontractors and vendors doing business with it to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to ensure that companies were not hiring illegal immigrants, that Social Security numbers were valid, and that hiring was in compliance with federal and state law.

The order was challenged in court by the ACLU and a restraining order was sought to stop enforcement.

Yesterday, however, Gov. Carcieri announced that Superior Court Judge Pfeiffer’s ruling had denied the restraining order. “We are pleased with the judge’s decision to deny the temporary restraining order, which allows the administration to move forward in requiring vendors to use E-Verify,” said Carcieri. “More importantly, the decision clearly recognizes that my executive order was within my authority and allowed by the state’s constitution.”

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