Immigrants and people with "foreign names" are more likely to run into problems with the system, according to a 2011 report by the Migration Policy Institute. Looking at all the false "nonconfirmations" that were corrected by E-Verify in 2008, the report found that naturalized citizens were 30 times more likely to get a false return and that temporary workers were 50 times more likely.
The blueprint doesn't reference E-Verify specifically, but any mandatory employment eligibility program would face the same scrutiny.
While early media reports focus on Republicans embracing a path to citizenship, the Democratic support for strong enforcement measures may emerge as a more contentious storyline. Pablo Alvarado, the director of the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, spoke about the plan in a statement. "[T]he threat of deportation needs to be taken off the table immediately, by Congress or by the President," he said. "Immigrants themselves need to be part of the reform conversation and a full suspension of deportations will give families breathing room to do so."