Skip to comments.Bush Inks Order On Immigrant Workers
Posted on 06/09/2008 11:46:57 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
President Bush has signed an executive order requiring contractors and others who do business with the federal government to make sure their employees can legally work in the United States.
Mr. Bush signed the order Friday and the White House announced the order Monday.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez planned an afternoon news conference to discuss the order and other ways the administration has stepped up its crackdown on illegal immigration.
The order says federal departments and agencies must require contractors to use an electronic system to verify that the workers are eligible to work in the U.S.
The order is aimed at cracking down on hiring of illegal immigrants. But people who overstayed visas or came to the country legally but do not have permission to work, such as some students or those awaiting work permits, also could be snagged with the system.
"It is the policy of the executive branch to enforce fully the immigration laws of the United States, including the detection and removal of illegal aliens and the imposition of legal sanctions against employers that hire illegal aliens," in the executive order says.
The order comes as a worker verification bill has essentially stalled in Congress. A Democratic immigration enforcement bill would require employers to check the citizenship and legal status of all their employees.
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Why in the hell was this not 7.5 years ago? Tell us George!!!
“The order is aimed at cracking down on hiring of illegal immigrants. But people who overstayed visas or came to the country legally but do not have permission to work, such as some students or those awaiting work permits, also could be snagged with the system.”
In other words it might work and properly catch those it should.
Just sayin'. No need for hysterics.
But Freepers say.... "Whahahaaaaaaaa not fast enough, you didn't jump when we said jump... doesn't matter now.... too late... make it go away... I don't want it now..."
The “electronic system” had better be right.
And the employer can only input the information that the immigrant gives him. The employer is not a police force.
I fear that the burden and cost will come down on the employer, not on the government where it belongs.
“It is the policy of the executive branch to enforce fully the immigration laws of the United States . . . “
Policy. Constitutional duty. Oath of office.
What a bozo. But, not expected from someone who's willfully ignorant of the actions Bush has taken during the last 7 years to encourage and reward illegal aliens crossing our borders.
And no, I won't detail for you what Bush has done. If you want to know, you can do your own research.
And if you have to do research to find out what Bush has done, then this proves you haven't been paying attention.
You are Bozo, I are not Bozo.
Bush had always been for comprehensive immigration reform. That you missed that is your fault for not paying attention. The fact that Bush is now doing what we, and YOU, want and YOU are crying is just pitiful...
There’s a lot of selective amnesia going around these days. There was a bunch of it on one of the ANWR threads today.
No, the order is aimed at trying to enthuse Republican voters before the elections, nothing more, nothing less.
It's just like the Oct 2006 bill to build the fence that was promptly ignored.
Unless you tell me otherwise, my understanding is that the funding for the Secure Fence Act was gutted by Congress. You need to focus.
If you like government that is slow and ineffective I guess you’ve got plenty to cheer about. ;^)
We have had NICS for gun purchases for years now. Takes five minutes. Real tough problem.
Policy. Constitutional duty. Oath of office. Whatever.....
They're more like guidelines than actual rules.
” The employer is not a police force. I fear that the burden and cost will come down on the employer, not on the government where it belongs.”
I find that stunning. Are you saying an employer has no social/LEGAL responsibility to hire legal, non criminal employees instead of those the rest of us are forced to subsidize on their behalf? Even slave owners had to be responsible for their slaves.
Do you know of any other type of government? ;-)
“Bush had always been for comprehensive immigration reform. That you missed that is your fault for not paying attention. The fact that Bush is now doing what we, and YOU, want and YOU are crying is just pitiful... “
Oh, yes, that old worn out tirade. You know, we assumed (wrongly!) that Bush or anyone one else with a brain would do something about the border after 9/11. Because you didn’t is YOUR problem. And I didn’t vote for him the first time because he was a squishy moderate.
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