Today ACLU-WV issued a position statement to members of the House of Delegates asking them to reject House Bill 4155, which would require applicants for plumbers' licenses to obtain work authorization through the E-Verify system.

E-Verify is notorious for data errors that result in discriminatory impacts on foreign-born workers and those with foreign-sounding names, disproportionately determining that these individuals are not authorized to work in the United States.  The E-Verify system also turns our cherished principle of "innocent until proven guilty" on its head by essentially forcing workers to prove that they are eligible to work. 

ACLU-WV urges all delegates to vote NO on HB 4155.  

You can read the full statement below:

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