States not mandating e verify
Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods, produced a billion broilers in 2016.Delaware, home to Perdue, had a 65 percent screening rate.(Support for the study was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which also funds .) Not all right-of-center organizations support E-Verify.
And pro-immigration activists say they oppose a national E-Verify mandate unless it includes help for the unauthorized workers who are already here.Aside from the poultry industry, ’s analysis found that usage rates often reflect state-based regulations.Georgia has had unparalleled success in getting employers to use E-Verify by requiring it for a business license.Poultry plant workers are concentrated in Georgia and Arkansas, the top two states for E-Verify use, with a combined 60,000 employees, according to federal statistics.
E-Verify use is most widespread in Georgia, with 94 percent of hires screened between July 2016 and June 2017, according to ’s analysis.
Georgia’s law isn’t the strictest, but it does require all government agencies and most private employers to use E-Verify. Alabama, another state requiring E-Verify use, had a 60 percent screening rate and produced 1.1 billion broilers in 2016.