Meat industry groups are opposing the Secure America
through Verification Enforcement (SAVE) Act that would effect the programme
aimed at identifying illegal workers.
Six meat industry groups sent a letter
to House and Senate bill sponsors Rep. Heath Shuler
(D-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), opposing the Secure America through
Verification Enforcement (SAVE) Act that, if secured, would make a number of
changes to the current Basic Pilot/E-Verify programme aimed at identifying
was signed by the American Meat Institute, National
Cattleman's Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Meat
Association, National Pork Producers Council and National Turkey Federation.
The letter stated that, while the groups favour more effective immigration
enforcement and have supported the Basic Pilot/E-Verify program, they oppose,
"the draconian measures of the SAVE Act that will prove incapable of effective
implementation, severely harm US businesses, and fail to address the problem of
document fraud that defeats the current employments verification system."