2008 March 22 Saturday
US Government Close To Illegal Alien Employment Crack Down

The best way to stop and reverse the influx of illegal aliens is to enforce immigration laws against hiring of illegal aliens. Under pressure from a large and vocal movement against illegal aliens the Bush Administration has made some moves to cut down on the illegal influx. But the Bush Administration is trying to get a federal judge to allow the crack-down.

The Bush administration yesterday renewed its drive to crack down on U.S. companies that hire illegal immigrants by slightly altering an earlier initiative stalled by a federal judge since last September.

If the new proposal satisfies the court, the government could begin warning 140,000 employers in writing as early as June about suspect Social Security numbers used by their employees and force businesses to resolve questions about their identities or fire them within 90 days.

Assorted enemies such as the ACLU and the US Chamber of Commerce are fighting this regulation in court because, well, it will make it harder for employers to pretend that their illegal aliens really have US citizenship or a green card.

Employers are going to lose semi-plausible deniability if the US government starts sending them letters about bogus Social Security numbers.

In the past, employers have been able to comply with the law by obtaining identification documents from new workers. After that, the government notifies employers if the Social Security number on an employee's W-2 tax form doesn't match the number in the Social Security database. That worker may not have earnings credited for Social Security benefits, but no action is taken against the employer.

Under the new rule, employers who get no-match letters would have 90 days to resolve the discrepancy and an additional three days for an employee to submit a new, valid Social Security number. After that, an employer who failed to fire the worker would be subject to civil fines or criminal prosecution.

That the Bush Administration has gotten this far trying to implement this procedure demonstrates the power and influence of the immigration restrictionist movement.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2008 March 22 11:44 PM  Immigration Law Enforcement

D Flinchum said at March 23, 2008 4:50 AM:

A thoroughly good use of government time and resources! In addition to making it more difficult for businesses to hire illegal aliens, this move will alert unsuspecting US citizens that their Social Security numbers are being used by unauthorized people. Identity theft, if you will. This realization will no doubt motivate more people to call for attrition through enforcement.

Toadal said at March 24, 2008 9:07 PM:

It may be too late for U.S. political elites to dispel the fear and loathing American workers have toward Federal government negligence. Indeed, workers have watched government and employers intentionally attract and retain millions of illegal migrants through subsidies with the aim of suppressing American wages.

Joseph Ryan said at April 21, 2008 1:40 PM:


I wonder if your readers might be interested in our article,
"Hiring Illegal Aliens" at http://www.WebSearchGuides.com/illegal_aliens.htm

Please feel free to link to it or excerpt it.

Joseph Ryan
Washington Research Associates, Inc.

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