Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)
2/5/2009 10:24:27 A.M. Pacific Standard Time

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Alert! Congress to give 300,000 Stimulus jobs to illegal aliens!

The current version of the Senate’s stimulus bill would provide about 300,000 jobs in the construction industry to illegal aliens since it does not contain the E-Verify mandate of the House bill.

A Heritage Foundation study by Robert Rector used the government’s own figures to arrive at that figure. The Senate bill would provide about $104 billion in funding for construction projects, creating jobs for about 2.04 million construction workers over several years. Government estimates indicate that currently about one out of every seven workers hired for construction is an illegal alien, or about 300,000 for this bill.

This debacle could largely be prevented if the bill is amended to add the House provision that requires participation in the E-Verify program by those who receive stimulus funds.

CLICK HERE to tell your Senators if they must pass the Stimulus bill, to please at least ensure the jobs will go to citizens.

Note: CAPS is not taking an official position on the Stimulus Bill, however, we feel that if it were to pass, it's important to ensure that jobs go to citizens, not illegal aliens.

E-Verify (formerly the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program) is an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). Participating employers can check the work status of new hires online by comparing information from an employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases. More than 87,000 employers are enfolled in the program, with over 65 million queries in fiscal year 2008.

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