The S.C. Illegal Immigration Reform Act
Information for Public Agencies and Contractors
On June 4, 2008, Governor Mark Sanford signed into law the "South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act."
The Budget and Control Board is working with public agencies and contractors to help them understand their duties under the law.
Starting January 1, all public employers will be required to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States by
participating in the E-Verify federal work authorization program. Public agencies can learn about this requirement at this link:
Human Resources Immigration Information
In addition, contractors or subcontractors who contract with state and local government for the physical performance of services will be
required to participate in the federal work authorization program or otherwise verify that their employees are authorized to
work in the United States. To learn more about this requirement, go to this link:
Immigration and Public Contracts Information
Information from the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation about sections of act that impact private sector
employers can be found at:
Private Sector Immigration Information
Information about the E-Verify Program is available from the Department of Homeland Security:
DMV's listing of qualifying states is available on the internet here,
under the heading "SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act".