“I’m ready to do E-Verify,” Gutierrez told Roll Call for the publication’s Monday feature story on the issue.
Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told Roll Call that businesses that routinely hire illegal immigrants without consequences have been a major “pull” factor for illegal immigration.
Meanwhile, 7 million people are working in the United States illegally,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who is considered one of Congress’s foremost experts on the issue and has introduced multiple bills that would would make E-Verify mandatory, reportedly told the outlet.
Gutierrez has accused President Donald Trump and Republicans of holding DACA recipients hostage, but he has insisted that Democrats pay the “ransom” to give DACA recipients permanent legal status, indicating that Democrats are ready to give up major enforcement concessions in exchange for amnesty for so-called Dreamers.
Gutierrez even said he is willing to go down to the U.S.-Mexico border with bricks and mortar to help build the border wall in exchange for amnesty for DACA recipients.