Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Administration reported to be preparing to crackdown on Illegal Immigrants
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Always interesting to read first in the international press that which is going on in your country:
Employers across the U.S. are preparing to fire workers with questionable Social Security government identification numbers to avoid getting snagged in a Bush administration crackdown on illegal immigrants.

The Department of Homeland Security is expected to make public soon new rules for employers notified when their worker's name or Social Security number was flagged by the Social Security Administration.

The rule, as initially drafted, requires employers to fire people who cannot be verified as a legal worker and cannot resolve within 60 days why the name or Social Security number on their W-2 doesn't match the government's database.
Really? Why in the world isn't the administration talking about this then?
Employers who do not comply could face fines of $250 to $10,000 per illegal worker and incident.
OK, again blaming it on my weird sense of humor, this one got me laughing:
"There's a lot of fear and anxiety about what this rule is going to mean, particularly in the agricultural sector," said Craig Regelbrugge, spokesman for the American Nursery and Landscape Association and co-chairman of the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform.
Yeah, it means we'll probably have to mow our own lawns again.
The Homeland Security Department says the new rule provides guidance to employers on how to deal with workers who receive no match letters and give those who comply "safe harbor" if illegal workers are found at their business in an investigation or raid, said Russ Knocke, Homeland Security department spokesman.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Homeland Security Department, "is going to be tough and aggressive in the enforcement of the law," Knocke said. "You are going to see more work site cases. And no more excuses."
I think most people who've observed the federal government in action on this issue are going to take that with a large grain of salt and probably be heard to mumble, "I'll believe that when I see it".
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
"I’ll believe that when I see it"

Exactly what I mumbled upon just reading the title of the post.
 
Written By: Achillea
URL: http://
This is what is maddening to me, as a Conservative, about this Administration. Make a stupid choice, Meyers for SCOTUS, or hanging onto Rumsfeld/not Ok’ing the Surge, Comprehensive Immigration Reform/Shamnesty...take a pounding on it politically, insult the GOP base along the way as sexists, elitists, defeatists, racists and the like and THEN make the right move! Grrrrrrrr! Dude, IF Meyers was good, IF Rumsfeld was good, IF CIR was good then why change your minds, after the fact!?!?!

Decisions like this are the WORST OF BOTH WORLDS! Had Dubya not nominated Meyers, gotten rid of Rummie earlier and gone with a surge, opposed CIR/Shamnesty and gone with these alternatives the base would have been happier and his approval numbers would be higher. Instead he loses support from the Left AND the Right, and then just seems like he’s trying buy my favour, "Ooooh Look Joe, I AM going to enforce the law." Well, yeah right, Dubya and if you’d been doing this for 1-6 years PREVIOUSLY I might think this wasn’t a publicity stunt, but as it is, I just think you’re trying to mollify me so you can try again.

See what I have so in-artfully tried to explain, his actions make NO ONE happy, stick with a plan or, think a bit ahead, see what the base thinks and go with THEIR ideas, but please don’t pick a fight, lose it and THEN decide Plan B was a good idea!
 
Written By: Joe
URL: http://
Employers across the U.S. are preparing to fire workers with questionable Social Security government identification numbers to avoid getting snagged in a Bush administration crackdown on illegal immigrants.
This would be welcome news indeed....
 
Written By: meagain
URL: http://
"is going to be tough and aggressive in the enforcement of the law,"
At least it would be enforcement of the existing law and not that abomination we debated recently....
 
Written By: meagain
URL: http://
My personal feeling is that employers should be a lower priority. I would like to see the first priority be checking the jails and prisons and deporting those illegal aliens. I am more anxious to deport criminals than I am workers. Get that done and then look at employers.
 
Written By: tom scott
URL: http://
I think most people who’ve observed the federal government in action on this issue are going to take that with a large mine of salt and probably be heard to snort, "Yeah, right"!
There, I fixed it.
 
Written By: Brian Epps
URL: http://randomnumbers.us
The flip side to this coin is EEOC.

I know of at least one case where a company was fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for checking too carefully for illegals, and they were slapped with fines for discrimination. (How come most the people you double check are Hispanic?) and two years later were raided for having illegals in their employ because they were hesitant to do the additional checking necessary to detemine if they were illegal.

File this under damned if you do.

Our immigration policy needs a major overhaul, adding or enforcing what we have is not going to work, we need the workers (at least some of them), so we need to find a way for these people to come and work legally, and then we will be in a better position to crack down on illegals.

Right now what we have is like having a 30 mph speed limit on a superhighway. Everyone knows the speed limit, knows it’s impractical, ignores it regularly, and it is rarely enforced unless someone wants to get a story in the news., but whenever there is an accident, some people get all lathered up about scofflaws ignoring the speed limit.

Our immigration policy is wink, wink, nudge, nudge.


Cap
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
See what I have so in-artfully tried to explain, his actions make NO ONE happy, stick with a plan or, think a bit ahead, see what the base thinks and go with THEIR ideas, but please don’t pick a fight, lose it and THEN decide Plan B was a good idea!
Hey, it was you guys that poisoned the well on immigration with your bad faith and ultimatums, not Bush. Sorry you find the water so bitter. Maybe President Hillary will do you better.

yours/
peter.
 
Written By: peter jackson
URL: www.liberalcapitalist.com

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider