Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree12Likes
  • 2 Post By Jean
  • 2 Post By Beezer
  • 2 Post By Jean
  • 1 Post By 6 Million Dollar Man
  • 2 Post By Judy
  • 3 Post By lsmith1338

Thread: It’s time to finally cut off the jobs magnet for illegal immigrants

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    61,500

    It’s time to finally cut off the jobs magnet for illegal immigrants

    BY ROBERT LAW, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 08/18/17 12:50 PM EDT

    President Trump’s signature campaign pledge was to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of unlawful border crossings. Crowds of Trump supporters at rallies across the country memorably shouted in unison, “Build the Wall!” over and over again. While the president’s tough rhetoric on illegal immigration has already dramatically reduced the flow of unlawful border crossings, constructing a physical barrier — whether you call it a wall, fence, or something else — is necessary to prevent the flood gates of illegal immigration from reopening under a different administration.

    But the illegal immigration issue is more complex than sealing the southern border. First, the U.S. has at least 11 million illegal aliens already living inside the country. Additionally, around 40 percent of the illegal alien population are visa overstays—those who entered the U.S. legally for a limited period of time and simply refuse to go home. The border wall won’t address these aspects of illegal immigration. To truly combat illegal immigration you must eliminate the pull factors, with the ability to work unlawfully in the country without fear of repercussions being the most significant magnet. To borrow an old Bill Clinton campaign slogan: it’s the economy stupid. That’s why we need mandatory and universal E-Verify.

    E-Verify is an electronically-based system that allows employers to authenticate the legal work eligibility of prospective applicants, the same way a merchant verifies a credit card purchase. First created by Congress in 1996, the optional program has a 99.7 percent accuracy rate, is free, and usually takes less than five seconds for an answer to come back.

    The current paper verification process is deeply flawed. H.R. departments are not document experts, nor should they be, and have no way of knowing whether driver’s licenses and social security cards are counterfeit or stolen Too often, unscrupulous employers intentionally look the other way because illegal aliens work for below market wages that pad businesses profit margins. These employers should face heavy fines as part of mandatory E-Verify reform.


    E-Verify takes the guesswork out of the hiring process and puts all employers on a level playing field. Electronic verification would render counterfeit and stolen documents useless while offering employers an easy tool for ensuring the legality of workers. Although any employer can voluntarily participate now, few do because they either want to hire illegal aliens, or are forced to by the government’s refusal to crack down on competitors that blatantly favor illegal aliens over qualified Americans.

    A recent report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) demonstrated the benefits of E-Verify. The study examined 14 states that have created or expanded E-Verify laws since 2009, the year the nation began to bounce back from the last big recession. Those states experienced a much quicker labor market recovery than the nation as a whole.

    Why? Because E-Verify ensures that only authorized workers are hired, which not only helps America’s struggling middle and blue collar classes but also injects much-needed revenues into the local tax base as well. Jobs taken by illegal immigrants are most often off the books, with zero payroll taxes collected by local and federal governments.

    Making E-Verify mandatory nationally would open the golden door of opportunity to many of America’s most disadvantaged workers who have been systematically pushed out of the workforce by widespread illegal immigration. For them, E-Verify represents an opportunity for a more prosperous future for their families.

    E-Verify will end the lure of jobs that entices visitors to overstay their visas in the first place, while also dissuading those who might still try to illegally cross our borders for work. The most effective and humane way of enforcing laws is to convince people there is no benefit in breaking them. When we finally shut off the magnet that draws workers here, we’ll also shut off much of the flow, while protecting the jobs and wages of our most vulnerable workers.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blo...et-for-illegal
    Beezer and Judy like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    4,168
    E-verify jobs, housing, welfare, food stamps, school, healthcare, social security, Driver's Licenses, voting, bank accounts.

    Enforce fines and punishment for all the above.

    End anchor baby scam now!
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    61,500
    E-Verify is a must if we ever want to get serious about stopping illegal immigration. Wall is good but the employment magnet has to end.
    Beezer and grandmasmad like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  4. #4
    Senior Member 6 Million Dollar Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    593
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    E-Verify is a must if we ever want to get serious about stopping illegal immigration. Wall is good but the employment magnet has to end.
    I've been saying that we should target the source for illegal immigration, which is the people who hire them, all along. But does anyone listen to me? Noooooo.
    Beezer likes this.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    41,757
    I listen!!!


  6. #6
    Senior Member 6 Million Dollar Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    593
    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    I listen!!!


  7. #7
    Senior Member lsmith1338's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    3,629
    They should go after the companies that hire them more forcefully to get the message across clearly that they must all use E-verify and only hire American citizens and people who can legally work in this country. More workplace raids.....
    Freedom isn't free... Don't forget the men who died and gave that right to all of us....
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

Similar Threads

  1. Obamacare Strikes: Part-Time Jobs Surge All Time High; Full-Time Jobs Plunge 240,000
    By AirborneSapper7 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-05-2013, 04:29 PM
  2. NE Prenatal care a 'magnet' for illegal immigrants?
    By SusanSmithNAG in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2012, 11:29 AM
  3. Gallegly: U.S. magnet: Illegal immigrants paid $4.2 billion
    By Ratbstard in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-15-2011, 01:43 PM
  4. End the Jobs Magnet and Illegal Immigration Takes Care of It
    By PatrioticMe in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-13-2009, 03:17 PM
  5. It's Time to Shut Down the 'Jobs Magnet'
    By Brian503a in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-16-2005, 04:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •