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The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) amended the Immigration and Nationality Act by making it unlawful to hire, recruit or refer for a fee any individual who is not authorized to accept employment in the United States. This law seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them, and states that the employer must hire only United States citizens or aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. Additionally, all North Carolina State agencies, departments, institutions, community colleges, and local education agencies shall verify, in accordance with the E-Verify Program, each individual’s legal status or authorization to work in the United States, after hiring the individual to work in the United States.

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