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The Act requires public employers to participate in a federal work authorization program to verify lawful presence and employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Contractors who bid for public work must also register with the federal work authorization program and must verify related information regarding all new employees and subcontractors. The Act also requires county and municipal jail authorities to make an effort to determine the nationality of people confined; regarding certain charges, the jailer must make an effort to ensure that the prisoner has been lawfully admitted to the United States. In addition, the Act requires state agencies to verify the lawful presence within the United States of any applicant for public benefits.

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