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ICE launches workplace immigration crackdown
Yahoo from AP ^ | July 1, 2009 | SUZANNE GAMBOA

Posted on 07/01/2009 12:11:00 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration launched investigations of hundreds of businesses around the country Wednesday as part of its strategy to focus immigration enforcement on the employers who hire illegal workers.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun notifying businesses of plans to audit their I-9 forms — employment eligibility documents that employers fill out for every worker — the agency told members of Congress in an e-mail Wednesday.

Immigration officers served "Notices of Inspection" to 625 businesses, the Homeland Security Department said. By comparison, 503 such notices were issued to businesses last year, the agency said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aliens; cheaplabor; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; jobs
It is a start. Likely done for card-check.
1 posted on 07/01/2009 12:11:01 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

AH_LiveRight,
You are from Texas.
Like here in Florida there are towns in Texas that the vast majority living in them are illegals.
Indiantown, LaBelle, South Bay, Pahokee, etc are full of illegals and NEVER has an I.C.E. agent been in these towns.
Hell, they could surround the whole towns and simply back up busses and fill them up and drive to Nogales’ to dump them off.
I think the companies that are being investigated are probably owned by Republicans or folks who give to republican causes, just like a whole lot of auto dealers who were driven out of business. Majority are pubbies.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 12:16:44 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher
I think the companies that are being investigated are probably owned by Republicans or folks who give to republican causes, just like a whole lot of auto dealers who were driven out of business.

Could be. I have watched a fair amount of threads here on illegal immigration and immigration reform. The most common theme is that enforcement was promised after Reagan delivered amnesty. Selective enforcement (and non-enforcement) has always been at issue. One would imagine that most small to medium businesses are conservative, even perhaps Republican. The two are not synonymous.

3 posted on 07/01/2009 12:27:42 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

I thought Janet and Barack put a stop to this discrimination?


4 posted on 07/01/2009 12:31:02 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: Joe Boucher; Tennessee Nana; AuntB; TADSLOS; raybbr; stephenjohnbanker; maggief
Can't get too excited about it. More of the nefarious work of Obama COS Rahm "Uriah Heep" Emanuel.

As FReeper Joe Boucher posted.......companies Obama is investigating are probably owned by Republicans or Republican donors...... like the auto dealers Obama drove out of business. Majority are pubbies.

Oh wait---I forgot .....the whole point of Obama bringing Rahm in as COS was so that "tolerant and compassionate bi-partisan Rahm" could work constructively with Congress to pass an ambitious agenda...

"Tolerant and compassionate bi-partisan Rahm" lays out his agenda on inauguration day.

5 posted on 07/01/2009 12:38:34 PM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: AH_LiveRight; Joe Boucher

Not a single word on what would happen to the illegal workers.

Just fine the business and let them keep on working?


6 posted on 07/01/2009 12:39:03 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: Liz

“Rahm “Uriah Heep” Emanuel”

LOL!!


7 posted on 07/01/2009 12:41:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Liz

the whole point of obozo bring Rahm in as the cos, don’t you mean POS? there fixed it


8 posted on 07/01/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Liz

ICE launches workplace immigration crackdown,
______________________________________

Ah, caramba...

More policia brutalismo

Nosotros es el Nord Americanos y la Nord Americanas..

Si...


9 posted on 07/01/2009 12:50:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: AH_LiveRight

No, it’s to take the emphasis and pressure off the illegal immigrants and cripple small businesses. That’s why Obama stopped the Bush ICE raids.


10 posted on 07/01/2009 12:53:56 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AH_LiveRight
How about the Federal government concentrates on creating a border, instead of just assuming there can never be one?

Harassing employers who *should* be able to assume that if you're standing in front of me, you crossed the border legally? That's just lazy cowardice.

Build the fence. Cancel medical, educational, welfare, and anchor baby rights for all illegals. Watch them self-deport.


A verbis ad verbera

11 posted on 07/01/2009 12:55:53 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The headline is deceptive. The “crackdown” is on business owners, not illegals. They are going to go after businesses while stopping the use of E-Verify. Owners can’t win. Illegals can’t lose.


12 posted on 07/01/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: wolfcreek
Not a single word on what would happen to the illegal workers.

Past actions indicate that there is an administrative hearing for the employer and for the employee. If the employee failed to produce valid documents (or produced counterfeits), they get charged. If the employer provided counterfeits or invalid documents, the employer gets charged. The USCIS E-Verify program is slowly being rolled out, but has some limitations still. Such as it will show whether a work visa is currently valid, but not the expiration date. Would you want to have to re-prove your eligibility to work every day? Or worse yet, as an employer, verify every employee's eligibility every week/month? It would bankrupt the business, and you would have to have a dedicated "government compliance" staff. Hardly a conservative approach.

13 posted on 07/01/2009 12:59:36 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: stephenjohnbanker
David Copperfield's ingratiating scoundrel fits Rahm to a tee. Uriah Heep was notorious for wielding undue influence, a manipulative bounder who was always planning and plotting, ingratiating himself into the confidence of others. Uriah Heep was obsequious, manipulative, and wormed his way into positions of influence. Uriah was a consummate con man, and not to be trusted.

Translated into the language of the popular culture, Uriah Heeps, like Rahm, position themselves as amenable to American qualities of compassion, but are insincere in these feelings; he uses important issues to advance his hidden agendas and political ambitions.

Like Uriah Heep, power-hungry Rahm feeds on others, and deploys self-serving strategies for his own self-absorbed purposes.

We conservatives are on to this. Christian conservatives are aware of Whom they serve and watch carefully to see if government promises made to them are empty.

We know this-----Rahm evinces an utter contempt for our culture and is obsessed with party politics. Watch him on TV---Rahm coyly speaks the language to appeal to American values, but he is not a true believer, he is a calculating conniver----a latter-day Uriah Heep.

14 posted on 07/01/2009 12:59:36 PM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: wolfcreek

Nothing happens to the illegals. This will break the backs of small businesses since Obama has “stalled” the use of E-Verify.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: peace with honor

COS? No.

POS.....much better. LOL.


16 posted on 07/01/2009 1:02:20 PM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Pre-emptive volley to grease the skids for the next amnesty cram down.


17 posted on 07/01/2009 1:08:33 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Deb
This will break the backs of small businesses since Obama has “stalled” the use of E-Verify.

Federal contractors are delayed until September 8, 2009. Everybody else still participating uses the same portal. https://www.vis-dhs.com/WebDABp/vislogin.aspx?JS=YES

18 posted on 07/01/2009 1:10:25 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

Really? Are you sure it hasn’t been pulled down in the past few months? That’s what I understood. Janet Napolitano claimed it was ineffective and only worked 90% of the time. I’m sure she wasn’t just talking about federal contractors. I hope you’re right.


19 posted on 07/01/2009 1:17:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AH_LiveRight

And *charged* means what to the employee?

A source would be nice.


20 posted on 07/01/2009 1:20:57 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Uh, huh. And I’ll believe it when I see the illegals marched back across the Rio Grande!


21 posted on 07/01/2009 1:23:41 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Rockitz

“The Obama administration has been trying to build its credibility on immigration enforcement to boost the chances of passing an immigration reform bill in Congress.”

They admit as much but, I suspect a cleaver ploy.


22 posted on 07/01/2009 1:24:31 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: wolfcreek

How Does E-Verify Affect Me as an Employee?
Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens) within three days of hire.

Employees are required to complete the Form I-9, and employees must provide employers with documentation establishing both identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have established an electronic system called E-Verify to assist employers further in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. In short, through E-Verify, employers send information about you from your Form I-9 to SSA and DHS to ensure that you are authorized to work in the United States and that your name, Social Security Number, date of birth, citizenship status, and any other non-citizen information you choose to provide your employer on the Form I-9 match government records. If your employer uses E-Verify, you as an employee have certain rights and responsibilities.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d6f988e60a405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d6f988e60a405110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD


23 posted on 07/01/2009 1:39:23 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

...because so many people want to move from the suburbs into their company cubical. [/sarc]


24 posted on 07/01/2009 1:52:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

I was actually asking what would happen to an illegal when charged (deportation, jail time, etc) but, I doubt your source mentions that.


25 posted on 07/01/2009 1:53:52 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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DHS, ICE, Child Svcs, and your government from hell
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27 posted on 07/02/2009 8:48:32 AM PDT by gubamyster
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