I don't know how many of you track e-verify, but it's a nasty bit of goods. Here's an article from today from the Rutherford Institute about it. Does E-Verify Create a De Facto National ID? The mark-up is tomorrow - Thurs. Sept. 15th. HR 2885 originally contained a prohibition against using the database for anything other than employment. That prohibition has now been removed and a new section added that allows the database to be used to 'protect critical infrastructure' . That term is defined broadly and it's not clear what it means in practice. Could it be used to screen air travelers? Maybe. This database has a lot of errors so if your name and other info is in the e-verify database incorrectly you may not be allowed to access 'critical infrastructure', possibly including being able to fly. Time to contact your congress people. Here's a list of the people on the judiciary committee that you can contact. The ACLU has an action form that you can use to send in. It's here.