We Don’t Need no Stinking Green Card!

As the boondoggle affectionately called the “Stimulus Bill” goes to the President for signing, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out a couple of the most egregious ideas that made it in the bill and a couple that did not that should have.

Anyone who knows me has heard me rant about the proliferation of illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico, who come to this country for a more opportunity. The only problem is that they are, as the moniker suggests, ILLEGAL. For those of you who didn’t get it, that means Not Legal.

Probably the best way to curb this huge drain on our resources is to punish those employers who hire illegals to do that work “that Americans won’t do”. (If you don’t have money and the government is not assisting, it’s surprising what you will do to survive). A provision was introduced in the original bill was called E-Verify – mandating businesses to verify citizenship of their workers. An excerpt from an AP story from yesterday follows:

“Negotiators dropped a House provision targeting illegal immigrant workers. The House wanted to require anyone getting a contract paid for with stimulus money to use the government’s E-Verify program to ensure employees are citizens or immigrants permitted to work. Many businesses, civil liberties groups and immigration advocates say E-Verify is a flawed program. Others say the tool is needed to control illegal immigration.”

Nice to see that our elected officials have the interest of the American Worker top of mind.
Of course, that’s just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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