The Washington Times - November 1, 2007, 06:50PM
Rep. Heath Shuler

\ According to an alert from NumbersUSA, the bill, which will be sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans, will mandate that all employers check their employees to make sure they are in the country legally.\

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\ While the Senate tried and failed earlier this year to legalize illegal aliens, Shuler’s bill shows the House, even under Democratic control, still tilts toward enforcement.\

\ In the last Congress, run by Republicans, the House passed an enforcement-only bill and the Senate passed a legalization bill, and the two chambers never met to try to work out differences. Shuler’s bill suggests that same divide still exists.\

\ Shuler is still shopping for more cosponsors before introducing his bill. The question now will be whether House Democratic leaders allow it to come to a vote.\

\ — Stephen Dinan, national political reporter, The Washington Times