Is this a first governmental step for illegals help?

United States
August 9, 2007 11:21am CST
Do you think this will be a beginning of the government doing something about the problem with illegals in the US? U.S. Plans Workplace Crackdown on Illegals WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government is planning a workplace crackdown on illegal immigrants after Congress failed to overhaul immigration laws, a Homeland Security Department spokesman said on Wednesday. The department will announce in the next several days the final version of a rule that would require employers to fire workers who falsify identity documents. Those that don't comply would face fines of up to $10,000. The rule, proposed last year, was delayed when Congress took up immigration reform, an attempt that failed in June despite heavy lobbying by the Bush administration. The final rule will be announced within the next several days, Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke said. Full Story: http://www.cwarkansas.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=ab7b9da1-94f7-4c2c-80ab-682066659381
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@sunshinecup (7880)
9 Aug 07
Yes it is a first step and about time at that. It does give me hope. Now it would also be nice if they give the public an 800 number to report those that are hiring them as well.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Now that would be a good Idea! No one thought of that yet.
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26 Aug 07
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@GardenGerty (116689)
• United States
9 Aug 07
If the rules are enforced quickly, and consistently, for all employers, with no favoritism involved, this might dry up the sources for illegal employment. There are quite a few industries in Kansas that seem to have lots of immigrant employees. I would hope that they are all legal immigrants, but I know that that is probably not the case. The fines have got to be high enough that a company will not hire an illegal immigrant because the lower wage is actually going to cost them in the way of fines WHEN they are caught. I do not know how hard it could possibly be for HR to check social security data, I did it myself, working as a temp for a day or two in an employment agency. It is not brain surgery, just a matter of calling a phone number, reading some data off the social security card, and writing down, "Match" or "No Match" and the name of the SS agent you talked to. Come on people, it is not that hard.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
I would this idea would be a goopd move. After all, if illegals found that their source of employment dries up, they are gouing to be far less enthusiastic about entering your country illegally. Coincidentally, my husband being in law enforcement, mentioned that we have a lot of illegals in our country. He said that are mostly from areas accessible by sea.They are often employed in laqbour intensive factories on below povetry wages.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Aug 07
What do you think this has been in place for year except the fine I was in a company that got raided by the NIC and company fouund out that alot iof the worjers had faulse ID they got shipped back home . Do you now think that now they say it is ti be put in place that there will be a change!?
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Hi, Whiteheather, I don't see how anyone can get away working, and falsifying documents for one thing, any legit job wants to see two forms of I D. nowadays, I know that is the way it is in Ohio.
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@4ftfingers (1313)
12 Aug 07
Isn't the US government the biggest employer of illegals in the US? Is that true, I think I remember seeing it on CNN.
• United States
9 Aug 07
This will be a good first step, but only if they carry through with it. Everybody has been sitting on their hands so far, must feel good when they wiggle their fingers. Fixing the problem at this stage in time will give someone political indigestion for sure.