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New Republican Party Platform Calls for Mandatory E-Verify and Self-Deportation

On August 23, 2012, The New York Times reported that the recently adopted Republican Party platform includes a provision requiring all employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify program to confirm workers’ employment eligibility. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has authored laws against illegal immigration in Arizona and other states, proposed the measure, stating “If you really want to create a job tomorrow, you can remove an illegal alien today.”

The platform also calls for robust border enforcement, opposition to “any forms of amnesty,” and the self-deportation of undocumented immigrants through “humane procedures to encourage illegal aliens to return home voluntarily.”

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Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez, global Immigration Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, employment-based immigrant counsel, compliance audit lawyer, corporate restructuring law

Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez focuses her practice on global business immigration matters. She advises corporate and individual clients in a variety of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant cases. She advises corporations on Form I-9 and E-Verify employment verification matters, including compliance audits, due diligence for corporate restructuring, and immigration-related defense in connection with worksite enforcement investigations. Nataliya also conducts Form I-9 and E-Verify trainings and frequently authors articles regarding immigration compliance issues. She...