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Councilman Drops E-Verify Proposal

The proposal to require San Juan Capistrano businesses to use E-Verify is postponed indefinitely at councilman Derek Reeve's request.

has pulled from Tuesday's agenda a proposal to mandate San Juan Capistrano businesses use .

The item was postponed indefinitely at Reeve's request, Mayor Sam Allevato said Wednesday. (The mayor aids staffers in setting council agendas).

The council was set to discussat its last meeting Sept. 20, but continued the item when the meeting—which started at 6 p.m.—entered the midnight hour.

Reeve did not return messages seeking comment.

Under his proposal, in order to obtain a business license with the city, an employer would be required to use the federal electronic database to check the citizenship statuses of its employees. 

Keep checking San Juan Capistrano Patch for information about what's coming up at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Dan September 29, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Ok, Rick Lyons, please give us your interpretation of this!
j denton September 30, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Reeves has dropped the e-verify requirement proposal, but will be introducing a proposal to ban Sharia law
pjd September 30, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Per Rep. Campbell's and Assemblywoman Harkey's offices a few minutes ago, 20Sep11/1030A: Anti-E-Verify AB1236 (State) is on Gov. Brown's desk for signature. AB1236 (Fong, San Jose). Pro E-verify bill HR2104 (Federal) is still in committee - House Education and Workforce Comittee.
j denton September 30, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Jenna Does Patch cover the local politicians at the state and federal level? It would be nice to hear what SJC thinks of their representative actions. With the re-redistricting i think Issa might be worth following as he is slated to be our representative.
Jenna Chandler September 30, 2011 at 06:45 PM
I try to cover the state and federal reps, but don't do nearly as much as I'd like, because there's already so much to cover here at the local level. I could certainly start linking out to stories that specifically mention Campbell, Harkey, etc. in the papers that cover the Legislature and Capitol Hill, like the Times and the Bee. What are your thoughts on that? Feel free to e-mail me: jenna.chandler@patch.com
Squonk September 30, 2011 at 09:13 PM
Jenna Did you ever find out why Reeve pulled his proposal?
Jenna Chandler September 30, 2011 at 09:17 PM
I did not. Here's what the Orange County Register reported: "Reeve said in an email Thursday that he had withdrawn the issue from next Tuesday’s agenda because 'there are a number of unanticipated events taking place in Sacramento and Washington that may have an impact on my proposal. I decided to place it on hold until some of the dust settles.'" You can read the full Register story here http://www.ocregister.com/news/city-319731-san-employer.html
pjd September 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM
See my comment above.
Josh Francis October 01, 2011 at 02:55 AM
ಠ_ಠ blanket statement. Also remember the first Americans that came here from Europe were illegal aliens too. I think a vast majority of illegal aliens do not rape, mutilate or poison us.
Dan October 01, 2011 at 07:59 AM
Actually, there's a lot more natural born citizens that rape, mutilate and poison us than there are illegal ones. Maybe Reeve can name his dog after one of them.

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