In another victory for DHS, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland has denied the plaintiffs’ emergency motion which sought to suspend the E-Verify Federal Contractor requirement pending appeal. In the Order filed today, the Court agreed with the government on all points, finding that the plaintiffs had not met their burden of showing a likelihood of success in the appeal; failed to show the irreparable harm caused to its members; and did not justify a further delay. The Court also agreed with the government that “granting the injunction, which would reverse the Executive Order of two Presidents for the benefit of private subcontractors, is not in the public interest.”
The entire order is provided below.
The remaining legal challenge to the E-Verify federal contractor rule now rests with the 4th Circuit Appeals Court, which is not likely to render a decision any time soon. Stay tuned next week as we anticipate receiving more guidance from DHS on the September 8, 2009 E-Verify federal contactor effective date.