Illegal workers must out

United States
May 31, 2012 4:34am CST
At my work place, We were surprise to find out that one of the long time employee actually doesn't have any legal document. On last Thursday, our HR staff give her the final notice, she can not work here any longer. This girl actually came from Indonesia, and it is sad to say that she only has student Visa as rumor says it. Her student Visa was expired, and now her social security number is no longer legit. So, as the government strict on immigration law nowadays, our HR office has to E - verify every single employee. Now, they just found out she is not legally stay in the state. I knew her for more than 6 years, and it seems a bit sad to see her go.
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4 responses
@Shellyann36 (11278)
• United States
31 May 12
I think that several businesses are starting to comply with the policies of non-resident aliens now. I guess that the government is fining them if they don't. I am sure that there are several smaller places that will hire illegals and pay them under the table to work. I know a few places like that off the top of my head. Such is life. She needs to apply for a real Visa and do things the legal way.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
31 May 12
Hi kingparker, I am sorry you aare feeling the sadness for the future loss of you friend, but the government is really trying eliminate the people who are here illegally...Its unfortunate that the bad illegal has made it so unfortunate for people who are illegally here but are trying to abide by the law and fit into society...
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
31 May 12
I think if she is already staying in your country for such a long period she also knows the rules/law. Which she, as I assume, already knew at the moment she arrived in your country and asked for a visa (for a certain reason which was study). I wonder if the rules in every country are the same. So you ask for a certain kind of visa and this is the only thing you are allowed to do in that country? I do find it a bit strange they did not inform about her security number and her legal documents years earlier. That is what they do if you want to have a job over here.
• United States
31 May 12
I understand if she was a good person that you are sad to see her have to leave on such terms. But she KNEW her papers were no longer valid and could have taken care of the paperwork so that she could stay longer perhaps? You employer doesn't want to get into trouble because of the law even if she is a good worker, the difference from keeping a good worker vs going out of business... the one worker has to go.