Texas Governor Rick Perry started December by issuing an Executive Order requiring E-Verify participation by all Texas state agencies and for all businesses contracting with the State of Texas:  http://governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/EO-RP-80_E-Verify_IMAGE_12-03-14.pdf

Citing with approval advancements made with the E-Verify system and Texas and other states’ successes with the federal database, the Order requires all state agencies

The scorching Texas summer is not the only heat Texas employers are feeling these days. According to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has hit 23 Texas companies with civil fines exceeding $600,000 for hiring unauthorized workers, failing to comply with regulatory employment verification requirements, or