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SOUTH CAROLINA APPROVES EMPLOYER IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION

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South Carolina becomes the latest state to pass employer compliance legislation. Here is Governor Sanford's press release:

GOVERNOR THANKS HOUSE FOR MOVING FORWARD ON BILL,
URGES LEGISLATURE TO GET BILL TO HIS DESK QUICKLY

Columbia, S.C. - January 30, 2008 - Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on the S.C. House's passage of S.392 and H.4400, matching bills aimed at addressing illegal immigration in our state that the governor called for during his State of the State address as part of his "First 30 Days" agenda:



"Since Washington has failed to act on this issue, I think that as a state we have to be very clear about not creating incentives for illegal behavior," Gov. Sanford said. "I want to thank the House - in particular Speaker Harrell, Chairman Harrison, and over on the Senate side Senator Ritchie - for acting quickly to address this issue. It's important because with other states in the Southeast contemplating or having passed similar legislation, if we don't act we run the risk of becoming a sanctuary for illegal immigration. Legal immigration has been and continues to be part of what makes this country great, but at the same time we have to send a clear message that South Carolina won't sanction illegal behavior with a wink and a nod. As we've long said, the ultimate fix for this problem will have to come from Washington, but this bill is a step forward and I'd urge both the House and Senate to get it to my desk as soon as possible."




The bills would require all South Carolina employers doing business with the state to be able to verify the citizenship of their workers, and would deny business expense deductions to employers of illegal workers. In addition, the bills would create a state felony for harboring or transporting illegal aliens, would create more penalties for ID fraud in connection with illegal immigration, and would direct SLED to execute a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to serve as an auxiliary immigration enforcement agency.

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  1. Calouste's Avatar
    >> The bills would require all South Carolina employers doing business with the state to be able to verify the *citizenship* of their workers

    And this is about *illegal* immigration?

    The law probably states otherwise, but that the governor makes such an obvious slip in a press release, tells you enough about what he is really thinking.
  2. Disappointed's Avatar
    ...And the nazification of America continues...
  3. R. Lawson's Avatar
    "...And the nazification of America continues..."

    This is absurd. I don't think it is appropriate to compare this to the holocaust or the nazis.

    For Christ sake's - we have a black front runner in the Democratic primary who leads in the polls (and as of today who I am supporting since Edwards is out). This country is about as diverse as it gets for a nation this size.

    I take personal offense when guests in our country compare us to nazis. Have you no shame? You can express your displeasure with this legislation without going down that path.
  4. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Have to agree with Roy on that one. I really get annoyed when people throw the Nazi term around so freely. It's insulting to people who really have lived through a genocidal regime as well as their survivors. Even if you agree that bigotry is involved here, that is NOT the same as nazism. Time to stop watering down the meaning of that term.
  5. USC's Avatar
    "we have a black front runner in the Democratic primary who leads in the polls (and as of today who I am supporting since Edwards is out)."

    I will say this for RL, he is not an one issue candidate. Good for him.

    Personally, I think Obama is the best of the bunch and if he gets the Democratic nomination I will be delighted to support him in the fall. For now I support Clinton because she appears to be more electible.

    What concerns me is the exit poll from Florida, with 30% of the voters saying that the country is not ready for a black President and 20% saying that the country is not ready for a woman President.

    Though McCain is well qualified it would be a disaster for the country to end up with a Republican!
  6. A's Avatar
    "I take personal offense when guests in our country compare us to nazis. Have you no shame? You can express your displeasure with this legislation without going down that path."

    You should be offended whenever someone, guest or not compares his politcal opponents with nazis. Your loving Dick Durbin ended up apologizing on senate floor for comparing U.S soldiers with Nazis. Nazis are the absolute evil.
  7. R. Lawson's Avatar
    USC, Clinton won't do any better than Obama against McCain. Most likely, she will energize the Republican base and fare worse. I personally believe that Edwards had a better chance - but time to move on.

    There will be a few people energized because Obama is black to vote Republican, but right now Hillary is the villain in their eyes.

    That said, don't underestimate the Republican attack machine. Pictures of Obama smoking cigarettes have already emerged. They are going to paint him as the next "Al Sharpton" (or worse) using quotes from his book as ammunition.

    As far as a single issue voter, there isn't a single Obama position that is a deal breaker for me. I wish he supported more universal healthcare - I think everyone should be required to have healthcare. I wish he would educate himself on the negative aspects of the H-1b and L1 visa which just weren't considered by people drafting the laws. I don't agree with him 100%. Maybe 80%. But that is good enough for me.

    I support most his views on trade, most of his views on immigration, and he has run a clean campaign by limiting the types of donations he accepts. Most importantly he inspires people. This country has lost our moral direction. Not talking religion here, rather our standing in the world and our ability to claim that we do what is right.
  8. R. Lawson's Avatar
    A - I can always count on you to take things I say out of context.
  9. L's Avatar
    " I wish he would educate himself on the negative aspects of the H-1b and L1 visa which just weren't considered by people drafting the laws. I don't agree with him 100%. Maybe 80%. But that is good enough for me."

    This the problem I have with Kennedys, Durbins, Obamas and lot of congressmen whose last names end with Z.These guys and their supporters think its acceptable when 20 million people who dont have any respect for immigration system should be given free pass but those who come here thru legal channels such as H1B visas and L1 visa should be punished by making lives miserable for these people. These guys are nothing but what we call communists back home who think people who make more money are inherintly bad.
  10. Another voice's Avatar
    Un-real how all of these states want to negatively impact their economies more with this legislation. The jury is still out on its impact we shall see what happens.
  11.        's Avatar
    We'll see, but I'm hoping for a McCain/Rice ticket. The other party is too anti-business for my taste.
  12. USC's Avatar
    "We'll see, but I'm hoping for a McCain/Rice ticket. The other party is too anti-business for my taste."

    The most informed Pub disagrees with you. He's just endorsed Obama:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=axRc4lOTS9n0&refer=home

    I thinking this is a damning indictment and clear recognition that President Junior and the Pubs have destroyed the economy of the United States.

  13. 's Avatar
    Alan Greenspan endorsing a Democrat. That is huge. Thanks for the link USC. The NYT still is not carrying this breaking news.
  14.   's Avatar
    "The NYT still is not carrying this breaking news. "

    That's because Greenspan has not endorsed Obama.
  15. 's Avatar
    "That's because Greenspan has not endorsed Obama."

    Yes. However, the poster's confusion might stem from my error. I incorrectly called Volcker a Pub. My apologies to all.
  16. USC's Avatar
    The prior post is mine
  17. R. Lawson's Avatar
    "These guys are nothing but what we call communists back home who think people who make more money are inherintly bad. "

    This comment is above the top. It is encouraged in America that you do whatever you can do rise to the top and make money.

    I am an entrepreneur. I take risks. Occasionally I make money. There is nothing wrong with being a good (even ruthless if you must) business person.

    That said, at one point in time business people also had ethical responsibilities. They were looked up to. What's so wrong with business people acting responsibly and in the public interest?

    Take Google and Yahoo as an example when they turned over emails from people seeking democracy to the Chinese police.

    I would also point out that for people who dislike communist states, there doesn't seem to be a ton of opposition to trading with them.
  18. R. Lawson's Avatar
    Now I know the world has gone mad. Ann Coulter just said she would vote AND campaign for Hillary Clinton if it is her against John McCain - on FAUX News Channel.
  19.            's Avatar
    "Take Google and Yahoo as an example "

    Looks like the market is about to fix half of this problem.
  20. anonymous's Avatar
    Governor Mark Sanford on Illegal Immigration
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHJohB8htGk
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