Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Tell the PA Senate NO on E-Verify!

Jun 19 2019    Action Archive

Action Deadline: Ongoing

On June 17, 2019, the PA House passed HB1170, a bill that would mandate the use of E-verify in the construction industry. Although E-Verify is a accurate program, due to errors in the government databases it relies on, the system sometimes incorrectly identifies U.S. Citizen and work-authorized immigrants as lacking work authorization. If signed into law, HB1170 is likely to result in 1,300 construction workers losing their jobs. Mandating the use of E-Verify also places yet another burden on small business owners, who must shoulder the additional cost and time required to operate E-Verify.

HB1170 is now in the PA Senate, and we are asking everyone to contact their PA Senator asking them to oppose HB1170. Find your State Senators at

For additional information on HB1170 and other anti-immigrant bills in the PA legislature, see our 2019-20 #StoptheHate page. Learn more about E-Verify and its history here.