Fun with E-verify
Right now, I am going through a 6000 screen required tutorial that I have to endure before I can use a system that requires me to fill in about 3 blanks and hit enter. (Of course, since this is a government system, the tutorial has already crashed
twice threefive times and I have had to restart it each time). Somewhere in the midst of the training, I reach this admonition:
You may not discriminate against applicants and employees based upon their citizenship or immigration status with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee. This includes treating citizens and non-citizens differently during the hiring process, such as screening out non-citizens or not hiring lawful immigrants based upon their immigration status.
WHAT? Personally, I am all for living by this, but isn't this EXACTLY what the law is requiring me to do? To discriminate against people, and ban my hiring of them, based on their immigration status? How can I possibly keep my actions legal if I am required to discriminate based on citizenship status but I am also banned from discriminating in hiring based on citizenship status. How Orwellian can we get?
More on Arizona's experiment with xenophobia enacted through business regulations here.