Lawbreaker's (BEWARE) that operating under the table with the temporary transient
illegal workforce relates to operating with undocumented, and uninsured employees.
Furthermore, under federal statutes, the employer could be sentenced to years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000.
The topic (here) relating to an Illegal Workforce is not about racism, it's about unfair competition by lawbreaker's who hire undocumented illegal aliens; forcing the legal contractor to compete against illegal immigrants who sneak
into our country illegally taking away jobs, and pay next to nothing
towards taxpayer sponsored programs while using those programs to
their benefit. Hiring lawbreaker's also relates to concerns for expensive litigation relating to employee injuries without insurance, which can involve the loss of you're property.
under the table is an unfair financial advantage as well as an
unlawful business practice.
Employers Vs U. S. Immigration Laws
of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security
Administration allows participating employers to "electronically verify
the employment eligibility" of their newly hired employees.
An Immigration Court Case to Watch
Op-ed published in the San DiegoUnion-Tribune on 10/31/2007by Congressman Darrell Issa
October 31, 2007 To surprisingly little fanfare, this fall the Justice Department filed suit against the state of Illinois for enacting a law that would prevent businesses from acting to comply with United States
immigration laws. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovich, earlier this year,
signed legislation prohibiting employers in his state from voluntarily
participating in a federal program that allows them to check whether or
not a prospective employee is legally in the United States and eligible
for employment. At stake in this court case is a potentially landmark
decision about the federal government's ability to enforce our
immigration laws. This decision will become even more important now
that a federal district court here in California
has decided to block the administration's efforts to implement a
similar enforcement strategy of sending no-match letters when an
employee's Social Security number does not match the name on record.
According to the judge who made this highly dubious ruling, businesses
"will be irreparably harmed if (the Department of Homeland Security) is
permitted to enforce the new rule." If this wrongheaded judge has his way, the United States
has truly become the land of opportunity for those who break our laws.
Moreover, if states are free to produce laws in contradiction with
federal immigration law, then there is nothing preventing them from
passing laws that conflict with federal tax or health care policy, for
example. In Illinois,
Gov. Blagovich claimed that the error rate within the current
employment verification system for prospective employees is too high,
thereby harming legal applicants who are flagged, and he used that
claim to block immigration enforcement.
The fact of the matter is that
there is a very fast appeals process in the verification system, and
employers are specifically prohibited from taking adverse employment
action against prospective employees until a final status determination
is made. Further, 92 percent of the time employees are cleared and
authorized to work immediately. In
the case where the system reports a discrepancy between a Social
Security number and personal information, this is a red flag that
Social Security Administration records may be incorrect or that a prospective employee may be using a stolen identity. With identity theft rampant, American citizens should want this problem brought to their attention and corrected immediately.
The number one attractor of illegal aliens to the United States
is the availability of jobs where documentation is not required.
Integral to our efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States
is making such jobs more difficult to obtain while creating sensible
programs to allow employers access to needed labor through the
administration of temporary legal worker programs. The Illinois'
law clearly violates the United States Constitution by usurping federal
authority, and I applaud the decision to take the state of Illinois to court for actively undermining our immigration enforcement efforts.
Over 23,000 companies, many federal agencies
and members of Congress are already participating in the employee
verification program. Instead of dragging its heels, the business
community at-large should embrace the voluntary use of this program as
a way to identify possible shortcomings before use of the program
becomes a national mandate. The
business community must recognize that using illegal labor is
unacceptable, and businesses can either voluntarily help police
themselves or the government will continue to step in with its own more
burdensome solutions. http://cfx.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071031/news_lz1e31issa.html
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Oct. 18, 2007 12:00 AM
An attorney who represents the state's largest
business group is urging companies not to sign up for a new government
database that verifies workers' immigration status - at least not yet. David Selden acknowledged that a law approved earlier this year by the
state Legislature to punish companies that knowingly hire undocumented
workers requires firms to enroll in the federal E-Verify Program. That
system is designed to ensure new workers are in this country legally.
But Selden, who represents the Arizona Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, said if a federal judge rules that the law is
illegal, firms that have signed up could face some unhappy
implications, including the loss of some of their own constitutional
rights. And he said withdrawing from the program if the law is
voided not only takes 30 days but also has legal implications of its
own. Federal officials might take the decision to stop checking the
legal status of new employees as an indication the firm is knowingly
hiring those it should not, he said. Selden's advice comes as the state Department of Revenue sent out notices to the approximately 130,000 companies in Arizona advising them of the new law, set to take effect Jan. 1.
The notice explains how companies found guilty of knowingly hiring people in the UnitedState illegally can have Arizona
business licenses suspended for up to 10 days for a first offense and
lose licenses entirely for a second. It also details the requirement to
use the federal database, complete with a link to the program's Web
site. What it does not explain, Selden said, are the strings that come with signing up. "The memorandum of understanding is like a contract between you and the federal government," he said. "You're waiving your Fourth Amendment rights," Selden
continued. "You're consenting to allow the government to come in and
conduct additional searches and seizures of your business records and
access to your employees."
That waiver of rights, which is
part of the E-Verify Program, is one of the legal arguments Selden and
others are using to ask U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake to declare
law - and its requirement to use the program - illegal. The lawsuit
also contends the statute is an improper infringement by the state into
issues of immigration, which are solely the purview of the federal
government. Canceling participation in the program if the lawsuit is successful, Selden said, presents potential legal problems of its own. "Somebody might, in the future, argue that you knowingly employed
undocumented people because you withdrew from the program," he said. Selden
noted that Wake has promised to rule on the legality of the law before
the Jan. 1 effective date. He said that would give companies enough
time to sign up. But Selden conceded that it's not that simple for some firms. For example, he mentioned a call he got recently from a man in Sierra Vista who said his company has only two employees. More to the point, Selden said, the company owner said his firm does not have a computer or Internet access, both necessary to use the database.
California's addiction to "cheap" illegal alien labor: California is hosting the largest population of illegal immigrants, thereby must endure a huge expense involving basic human services for the ever increasing, low-income segment of the illegal immigrant population. As such, Calif. taxpayer's pay about $10.5 billion per year for their cost of education, health care and for the incarceration of illegal alien criminals. The K-12 education system spends approximately $7.7 billion a year in schooling the illegal immigrant "Anchor Baby's," and another $1.4 billion of the taxpayer's dollar goes toward providing health care to illegal aliens and their families, which is reported to be the same amount spent on incarcerating illegal alien criminals.
Illegal immigrant workers sneak into this country almost daily involving a large percentage seeking under-the-table-cash for employment services often using forged documentation, which the lawbreaker business and even property owner often fail to perform research as required to verify legal status due in part to what some term as a greed for services free of state and federal employment taxes; wherein reality, cheap wages has devastating consequences burdening the state's shrinking middle class tax sponsored programs costing in excess of $1,200. a year per family in California, which the state and federal government blatantly ignores; bringing the state into near bankruptcy.
Help to stop illegal immigration is offered through the Federation for American Immigration Reform which is a nonprofit, public-interest, membership organization advocating immigration policy reforms that would tighten border security and prevent illegal immigration, while reducing legal immigration levels from an estimated 1.1 mission persons per year to 300,000 per year.
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takes this problem seriously, and has a number of Federal and State
agencies involved on identification, audit, and enforcement initiatives
aimed at addressing the underground economy.
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