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EWIC URGES MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO OPPOSE THE SAVE ACT

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The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, the immigration advocacy group comprised of dozens of major American trade associations, has issued a letter to members of Congress urging them NOT to support HR 4088, the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007 (the "SAVE Act"). The letter points out numerous flaws in the databases that will serve as the centerpiece of enforcement and which I have been blogging about in recent weeks.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7134165.stm

    English immigration fun - when its in a children's book you know things are bad.

  2. magyart's Avatar
    The E-Verify System does have some flaws in the database. No database is perfect. Many of these errors are simple. For example; a women marries and forgets to inform the SSA of the new "married name".

    One can easily correct any mistake in the database. Merely visit the local SSA office and correct the error. In this case a copy of a marriage license is necessary.

    The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is a coalition of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations from across the industry spectrum that are addicted to an unlimites supply of low cost illegal labor.

    The most notorious industries are hospitality, contruction 7 landscaping.
  3. magyart's Avatar
    The E-Verify System does have some flaws in the database. No database is perfect. Many of these errors are simple. For example; a women marries and forgets to inform the SSA of the new "married name".

    One can easily correct any mistake in the database. Merely visit the local SSA office and correct the error. In this case a copy of a marriage license is necessary.

    The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is a coalition of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations from across the industry spectrum that are addicted to an unlimites supply of low cost illegal labor.

    The most notorious industries are hospitality, contruction 7 landscaping.
  4. magyart's Avatar
    The AZ federal judge refused to postpone the implementation of the state's new law, which demands employers use E-Verify. His ruling was immedietely appealed to the 9th circuit. Amazingly, the 9th circuit refused to BLOCK this new law.

    This law and the one in OK, both rely on the E-Verify system for employers verification of social security numbers. If it works in these states, it will work nationwide. I don't care if it's adopted state by state or all at once with the SAVE Act. More polititians and judges are starting to rule in favor of enforcement of our nation's laws. The Rep. Gov. of MO and the Dem. Attorney General are BOTH trying to implement the E-Verify System.

    I ask all of you to consider supporting this new legislation. We must take the offense and keep the comprehensive reformers on the defense. We must use EVERY election to turn out or turn away those politians that FAIL to support enforcement of our laws.

    Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:32 pm Post subject: Brking News and it is Good/Appeals court won't block AZ Law

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    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/217304

    Published: 12.21.2007

    BULLETIN: Appeals court won't block employer-sanctions law
    By Howard Fischer
    CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused late Friday to issue a stay preventing Arizona's new employer-sanctions law from going into effect Jan. 1. The move came just hours after a federal judge in Phoenix rejected a request by business groups and others to block the state from enforcing its new employer sanctions law.

    Judge Neil Wake said any delay in implementing the law which allows suspension or revocation of state licenses of companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers would harm the state and, in particular, legal Arizona residents.

    "Those who suffer the most from unauthorized alien labor are those whom federal and Arizona law most explicitly protect,'' Wake said.
    "They are the competing lawful workers, many unskilled, low-wage, sometimes near or under the margin of poverty, who strain in individual competition and in a wage economy depressed by the great and expanding number of people who will work for less,'' the judge continued.
    "If the act is suspended, whether for a month or for years, the human cost for the least among us, measured by each person's continued deprivation, multiplied by their number, will be a great quantum.''

    Conversely, Wake said the challengers to the law have not proven they will suffer any sort of hardship if the law takes effect as scheduled Jan. 1. He pointed out the county attorneys who would investigate complaints against employers all said in court they would not file charges against any violators before Feb. 1. Wake said that gives him time to consider the legal arguments of the groups who contend the statute is unconstitutional.

    Nor was Wake convinced companies will suffer from the other requirement of the law that they check the legal status of new employees through the federal government's E-Verify system. He said their attorneys offered only "sweeping generalities'' of harm, mostly related to the cost of using the program.

    He pointed out that none of the groups that actually sued claim they don't have a computer or Internet access.

    "The only cost is employee time in learning the program ... and assisting new employees who wish to communicate with the federal government to resolve out-of-date government records,'' Wake wrote in his 29-page order. "That would be a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a year for the large majority of employers.''

    Wake acknowledged there is a debate in this country about whether the benefits of having undocumented workers in this country, including lower labor expenses for employers, outweigh the costs.

    But he said that is a decision not for him but instead for elected officials. And he said both Congress and now the Arizona Legislature have decided that the detrimental effects of illegal immigration "prevail over all who benefit from unauthorized alien labor.''

    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/217304
  5. magyart's Avatar
    I agree with the AZ sanction law.

    The Supreme Court has previously ruled "Congress has expressly made it criminally punishable for an alien to obtain employment with false documents..." - In a 5-4 opinion delivered by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. In Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB

    IMO, the sanction law should be federal law. If you agree, support the SAVE Act. Visit NumbersUSA for more details - http://www.numbersusa.com/

    Basically it forces ALL employers to verify ALL social security numbers. Ask your congrssman to co-sponsor HR4088 and your Senator to co-sponsor S2368.

    Help take our country back !
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