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    Jeff Sessions headlines endorsement ALIPAC on his website

    This may be old news to some of you,but I noticed on Jeff Sessions website that he has his endorsement close to the top of his page.Senator Sessions(R-Alabama) has lead the fight against illegal immigration and now leads the senate judiciary committee for the republicans which is much better than the pro-amnesty Arlan Specter.My hope is that one day,ALI-PAC could become a force like the ACLU or the southern poverty law center which use lawyers to go after businesses.I do not like either of these organizations but they have been effective and have raised money for themselves through lawsuits which we could do agianst these people hiring illegals.Remember that after the civil rights act passed many businesses said they would hire whom they wanted anyway.However,this quickly changed after lawsuits were filled for not hiring blacks and the other businesses got the message.If just one major business had to pay heavy fines or CEO got jail time for hiring illegals,the rest would quickly stop hiring illegals.Money is what they understand,attack thier greed and thier pocketbook and this would stop cold

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    It may help our cause that the EU is cracking down on employers of illegal immigrants. See below:

    EU crackdown to target employers of illegal migrants

    Spot checks to quadruple under Europe-wide law
    Nannies and gardeners included in legislation

    Ian Traynor in Brussels
    The Guardian
    Thursday 17 May 2007

    Hundreds of thousands of middle-class people across Europe could be fined for using nannies, gardeners or plumbers if they have not asked for proof that the workers are in the country legally.

    Under a crackdown on the exploitation of illegal immigrants, companies and individuals taking advantage of black-market labour would be criminalised.

    Police spot-checks on company workforces would be at least quadrupled and illegal migrants would be encouraged to lodge complaints about unscrupulous employers.

    Companies and individuals would be responsible for certifying an employee's legal status and would have to prove they were being decently treated and remunerated to escape fines or criminal prosecution.

    It was not clear how the huge market in household help would be policed. "We want to avoid safe havens for the exploitation of migrants," said Franco Frattini, the EU commissioner responsible for immigration. "Europe is no longer tolerating the black labour of migrants. We have to change."

    Employers who have not checked on the status of immigrant employees could be fined, made to forfeit EU subsidies (substantial in the case of European farmers who commonly employ immigrant field workers), be disqualified from public contracts, and made to repay outstanding wages, taxes, and welfare contributions.

    More serious offenders, meaning those employing four or more illegal migrants, knowingly exploiting the victims of human traffickers, or with a record of repeat offences, could be jailed.

    The EU commission estimates there are up to eight million illegal immigrants in the EU, entering at the rate of up to half a million a year.

    The draft legislation, which needs to be agreed by members states and the European parliament to become European law, aims to standardise approaches to the issue across the union.

    "There are practically no controls," said Mr Frattini. "We can no longer tolerate this situation."

    He conceded that Britain might have a problem accepting "European criminal sanctions".

    British officials said the proposals were interesting and welcomed the crackdown on employers taking advantage of illegal labour. But Britain has an opt-out on EU criminal justice regimes and had not yet decided on whether to take part.

    "That's a decision yet to be taken," said a British official.

    Separate from the legislation, Mr Frattini indicated that Brussels wanted to act as a clearing house for the seasonal and migrant labour markets in Europe, reaching agreements on the admission and repatriation of migrant labour from countries in Africa or eastern Europe and matching demand from individual EU countries with supply from the third countries.

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