Reader Poll: Did the Yakima City Council make the right decision in voting to no longer require businesses to use E-Verify to screen job applicants?

The Yakima City Council narrowly approved eliminating the use of E-Verify — a federal electronic employment verification program aiming to ensure employers hire only legal employees — citing a strain on small business owners who do business with the city. Though E-Verify is neither state nor federally mandated for cities, some claim the program helps weed out undocumented workers. Do you agree with the council's action?

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