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REP. CALVERT INDUCTED INTO U.S. BORDER CONTROL’S HALL OF FAME
Calvert Recognized for His Dedication to Securing the Border
Washington, Dec 5 -
Congressmen Ken Calvert (R-Corona) was named to U.S. Border Control’s Hall of Fame for the 109th Congress.
“The Honorable Ken Calvert has distinguished himself by his efforts on behalf of border and immigration reform. For his courage and leadership, Representative Calvert has been inducted into: U.S. Border Control’s Hall of Fame for the 109th Congress,” read a certificate signed by Edward I. Nelson, Chairman of U.S. Border Control.
Rep. Calvert received a score of 100% on U.S. Border Control’s 2006 Congressional scorecard.
“It is an honor to be recognized by a group dedicated to the protection of our borders. U.S. Border Control has been steadfast in their pursuit to seal our borders against drugs, disease, illegal migration and terrorism,” stated Rep. Calvert.
Congressman Calvert has also advocated employment verification. He wrote legislation that became the Basic Pilot Program which provides a way for employers to verify that the name and Social Security number of new employees match. The program is web-based, available in all 50 states at no charge and is now used by over 10,000 employers to verify the legal status of new employees. The program is voluntary, timely and accurate. He has also authored, H.R. 19, the Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS), which would make the Basic Pilot Program mandatory for employers over seven years.
“Border security is certainly a crucial aspect in the solution to illegal immigration but until we cut off the magnet of jobs through employment verification, we will never truly have control of the problem.”