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: