A sharp recovery requires that employers be able to follow through on their hires and get back to normal as soon as possible. By targeting their foreign employees, Trump is undermining, not aiding, the recovery.
E‐Verify allows politicians to have it both ways: Supporting it makes them look tough on illegal immigration while the fact that it’s so easy to evade means their local businesses and economies are largely unaffected.
Conservatives should like it because more ambitious and meritorious immigrants will pay the tariff, the resulting revenue can fund border security, and it would happen without raising taxes. Liberals should like it because it will expand legal immigration and reopen the government.