The Department of Homeland Security has re-issued a rule that labor unions and some business groups oppose. The “no-match” rule is intended to stop employers from hiring illegal aliens, but critics say it will have unintended consequences.The rule re-issued last week is the same one blocked by a federal district court in San Francisco last October.
The Homeland Security Department (DHS) said the newly issued “supplemental” rule addresses all three concerns raised by the court on Oct. 10, 2007.The “supplemental” rule is essentially the same as the one issued in August. In the supplemental, DHS is simply offering “a more detailed analysis of how DHS developed the No-Match policy.” DHS said the new, supplemental rule “will help responsible employers ensure that they are not employing unauthorized workers.”
Employers send the Social Security Administration millions of earnings reports every year in which employees’ names and Social Security Numbers do not match Social Security Administration records. In many cases, the Social Security Administration sends a “no-match” letter to the employer.
According to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the no-match rule is “an important tool for cracking down on illegal hiring practices while providing honest employers with the guidance they need. ”
……Labor unions say most Social Security Number discrepancies involve legal workers.
Bullshit. Legal workers should have an I-9 form, for starters.
All U.S. employers are responsible for completion and retention of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. On the form, the employer must verify the employment eligibility and identity documents presented by the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents has been amended in the 2007 version of the Form I-9 and can be found on page 4 of the forms.
DHS admits “there can be many causes for a mismatch, including clerical error and name changes.” But it say a no-match may also flag an alien who is not authorized to work in the United States — and who may be using a fraudulent SSN.
Which means, if the illegals they hired don’t match the SSNs that were given, the I-9 forms were also fraudulent to begin with.
Leaders from worker, civil rights and immigrant advocacy organizations are blasting the Homeland Security Department for reissuing the same no-match rule that was blocked by a federal court in October. They plan to comment in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.
……Change to Win (a union group) insists that “all undocumented workers should have the same labor, employment, and civil rights protections that U.S. citizens enjoy,” and it says all workers in this country illegally “should have the right to organize into a union.”
Labor unions, immigrant rights’ groups and business groups filed suit against the no-match rule last year, saying it would burden employers and cause many authorized workers to lose their jobs, simply because of Social Security database errors.
……Labor unions argue that “no-match” letters would be used by employers to get rid of pro-union employees and defeat worker organizing.
Ah, there’s the real reason for the ‘outrage’; the corrupt, leftwing union pukes won’t be able to add illegals to their ranks. Translation: The full impact on scofflaw employers is only beginning, and the radical asshats in the unions and organizations like “La Raza” and “MEChA” are feeling the heat. Gotta love the “undocumented worker” doublespeak, too.
Illegals are not entitled to the ‘same labor, employment, and civil rights protections that U.S. citizens enjoy’, because they’re ILLEGALLY in the United States; they are NOT American citizens.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also opposed the No-Match Rule, saying DHS failed to “adequately consider the costs” it would impose on small businesses — including the cost of discrimination lawsuits filed by fired “no-match” workers.
The Chamber of Commerce wants to be a ‘Welcome Wagon’ for illegal aliens.
How about consideration of this cost:
Hat tip to Neal Boortz:
The fact is illegal aliens cost our economy more every year than does the Iraq war.
Try $338 billion a year! Here is a series of links to stories that will detail the cost.
$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.
$1.9 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
$200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens.
In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the U.S.
During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries.
The National Policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.
In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.
Total cost is a whopping… $338 BILLION A YEAR!!!
Unions no longer care about American workers. Their membership (READ: power and money) has been plummeting for years, so illegals provide new members. Unions priced their members out of work years ago by demanding ludicrous salaries not commensurate with the actual work being done by employees. That’s not a fair wage, that’s extortion. They wonder why corporate heads get fed up and outsource.