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  • Summary of Title VII of H.R. 4437—Employment Eligibility Verification

    03/29/2006 11:05:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 1,324+ views
    To access the full version - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.+4437: Summary of Title VII of H.R. 4437—Employment Eligibility Verification Telephonic and Electronic Verification. The current employment verification process relies upon employer examination of work authorization and identity documents by employers. If the documents appear genuine on their face, the employer must accept them. Two years after enactment, the bill would change this process by requiring that employers use a toll-free telephone or other electronic device to access a Social Security or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data base to verify the validity of Social Security numbers (SSN) and alien documents used to evidence...
  • US relief package for illegal immigrants to be unveiled Wednesday

    01/04/2004 1:08:59 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 94 replies · 221+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Washington, January 4
    US President George W Bush is expected to unveil some protection and relief to an estimated eight million illegal immigrants or undocumented workers in the US. Officials said that the Bush plan to be unveiled on Wednesday would contain a new system to help workers who want to enter from Mexico or other countries if they have jobs waiting for them in the US. It would also include a mechanism for some undocumented residents to continue working in the US and get on a path to legal status. Undocumented workers now pay billions of dollars annually into Social Security but...
  • Immigration Reform on Bush Agenda

    12/23/2003 7:56:18 PM PST · by sarcasm · 505 replies · 1,720+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2003 | Mike Allen
    < SNIP > Lobbyists working with the White House said Bush is developing a plan that would allow immigrants to cross the border legally if jobs are waiting for them. The sources said the administration also wants to provide a way for some undocumented workers in the United States to move toward legal status. Bush will try to make the plan more palatable to conservatives by including stricter entry controls, including increased use of technology at the border and steps toward better enforcement of current visa restrictions and reporting requirements, sources said. < SNIP > The White House plan is...
  • Borderline Pandering

    12/19/2003 11:26:43 PM PST · by sixmil · 96 replies · 191+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Monday, December 22, 2003
    Immigration: For someone who thinks of himself as a straight-shooter, President Bush sure gets mealy-mouthed when the subject turns to illegal immigration. Take his news conference early last week. It was devoted mainly to the capture of Saddam Hussein. But one reporter asked for a clarification of his position on illegal immigration in the wake of comments the week before by Tom Ridge, head of the Homeland Security Department.Ridge told a town hall meeting in Florida that most illegal immigrants in the U.S. are not a threat to national security and should be given "some kind of legal status." Ridge...
  • 36 U.S. Representatives call DHS Sec. Ridge on the carpet for his pro-amnesty comments

    12/17/2003 9:36:29 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 27 replies · 203+ views
    EMAIL TO GRANDMOM
    -----36 U.S. Representatives call DHS Sec. Ridge on the carpet for his pro-amnesty comments ====================================================== Congratulations to all of you on your faxes and phone calls to Members of Congress to sign the letter of protest against Department of Homeland Security Sec. Ridge for his pro-amnesty statements last week.{ATTACHED BELOW}The first version of the letter went out today with 36 signatures! That is really impressive -- especially with nearly all Members of Congress out of town. Hats off to the staff of Rep. Kind (R-IA) for pulling this together in a short time. As more Members contact King's office to...
  • Homeland Security Chief Takes Flak for Amnesty Proposal

    12/17/2003 10:15:36 AM PST · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 99+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 12/7/03 | Chad Groening and Bill Fancher
    Shock and awe -- that's how critics have reacted to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's proposal to offer citizenship to more than eight million illegal aliens. Congressman Tom Tancredo says he is very discouraged by the suggestion that some kind of legal status needs to be conferred on those who are in the U.S. illegally. The Colorado Republican, who is chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, confesses he is not happy with Ridge's comments, made during a recent town hall meeting in Miami. Ridge said that America must come to grips with the 8 to 12 million illegal aliens...
  • Bush: No blanket amnesty for illegals

    12/16/2003 3:47:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 184+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    COMING TO AMERICABush: No blanket amnestyfor illegals But wants policy linking 'willing employer with any willing employee' Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Responding to recent comments by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, President Bush said yesterday he is against offering an across-the-board amnesty to illegal workers living in the United States. President Bush at news conference yesterday (White House photo) Last week, Ridge told a town hall meeting in Miami, Fla., the U.S. should give illegal immigrants legal status. At a news conference in Washington, Bush replied, "I have constantly said that we need to have an immigration...
  • WHITE HOUSE VERIFIES IMMIGRATION REVIEW

    12/13/2003 5:24:56 AM PST · by chicagolady · 84 replies · 843+ views
    The Liberty Committee ^ | 12/13/03 | Kent Snyder
    The White House yesterday said a new immigration review is under way that could lead to amnesty for millions of illegal aliens living and working in the United States. Confirmation of the review came during a White House briefing, just two days after Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said during a town hall meeting in Miami that the government had to "afford some kind of legal status" to the 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens in the country. "We've taken steps to improve border security — significant steps, I might add; have made great progress there. We've taken steps...
  • RIDGE IS WRONG

    12/12/2003 6:32:45 AM PST · by DoctorMichael · 91 replies · 438+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/03 | Editors
    <p>We disagree with Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's remarks on Wednesday supporting the legalization of millions of illegal immigrants now living in the United States. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Miami Wednesday, Mr. Ridge declared that the government "had to come to grips with the presence of 8 million to 12 million illegals" now in the country, in order "to afford them some kind of legal status some way." While Mr. Ridge said he was not advocating the granting of citizenship to this group, history suggests that legalization is often a first step in that direction. The idea of legalization is not new for the Bush administration; it was seriously considering granting permanent residency for illegals right before the September 11 attacks. Late Wednesday, Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, said that Mr. Ridge's remarks simply reflected the congressional debate on immigration, and that the administration had not taken a firm policy stance on the matter. But even a soft policy stance would be unacceptable.</p>
  • Tom Ridge's Immigration Remarks Draw Fire

    12/11/2003 9:08:56 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 89 replies · 414+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 | NewsMax.com Wires
    Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's expression of support for giving legal status to immigrants drew congressional criticism Wednesday but heartened advocates. At a town hall meeting in Miami, Ridge said the country needs to "come to grips" with an estimated 8 million to 12 million illegal immigrants and "determine how you can legalize their presence." He also said during a visit to Florida on Tuesday that the immigrants should not be rewarded citizenship. Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security, said Wednesday in Miami that Ridge's comments simply reflected the debate in Congress on immigration. "Secretary Ridge addressed it...
  • Ridge rapped for immigration views

    12/10/2003 10:30:42 PM PST · by kattracks · 44 replies · 637+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/11/03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's suggestion that 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens now in the United States be "legalized" drew harsh criticism yesterday from congressional and other opponents of such legalization.</p> <p>Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican and chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, said Mr. Ridge should resign if he is unable or unwilling to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress.</p>
  • AMNESTY CRISIS: Fight Tom Ridge's new plan

    12/10/2003 1:28:20 PM PST · by Klickitat · 198 replies · 962+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | 12-10-03 | Roy Beck
    The country needs your faxes and phone calls immediately and steadily over the next few days. Tom Ridge, the head of the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security, yesterday advocated legalizing (giving amnesty) to 8-12 million illegal aliens. Click here to read the story titled: "Homeland security chief endorses legalizing undocumented immigrants." "Click for article" This creates an immediate crisis that must be met with massive outcry -- like the outcry in August of 2001 that stopped Pres. Bush's July proposal for a massive amnesty for some 3.5 million illegal aliens from Mexico. The most important thing is shoot this...
  • Homeland security chief endorses legalizing undocumented immigrants

    12/10/2003 10:33:06 AM PST · by patriotUSA · 50 replies · 296+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Posted December 10 2003 | Tanya Weinberg
    Homeland security chief endorses legalizing undocumented immigrantsHomeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told a Miami audience Tuesday that the country should legalize millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country. "The bottom line is, as a country we have to come to grips with the presence of 8 to 12 million illegals, afford them some kind of legal status some way, but also as a country decide what our immigration policy is and then enforce it," Ridge said at a town hall meeting at Miami-Dade Community College. The forum was the second in a national series organized by the nonprofit Council...
  • Ridge: Give illegal entrants 'status'

    12/10/2003 5:18:44 AM PST · by Klickitat · 106 replies · 330+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | MICHAEL VASQUEZ
    Ridge: Give illegal entrants 'status' A top Bush administration official suggests at a town hall meeting in Miami that illegal immigrants should be granted limited legal status. BY MICHAEL VASQUEZ mrvasquez@herald.com Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday that he believes the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the United States are not a threat to national security and should be given ``some kind of legal status.'' Ridge's comments came during a town hall meeting at Miami Dade College in response to a question from the audience about whether offering amnesty to illegal immigrants might make them easier...
  • Proposal ties legal status to benefits

    12/03/2003 9:12:10 AM PST · by gubamyster · 10 replies · 148+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Dec. 03, 2003 | Crystal Carreon and Tracy Kaplan
    Posted on Wed, Dec. 03, 2003 AGENCIES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO REJECT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS By Crystal Carreon and Tracy Kaplan Mercury News A day before the governor is to repeal an unpopular law that would have allowed illegal immigrants to apply for California driver's licenses, state officials Tuesday announced that a grass-roots group could begin petitioning for a measure to ban public benefits -- including driver's licenses -- to those who could not prove their legal status in the country. Save Our State, the organization that spearheaded Proposition 187, is now floating a new proposal to curtail public benefits to...
  • Hundreds line up to apply for Mexican IDs

    11/16/2003 2:25:15 AM PST · by sarcasm · 41 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | November 16, 2003 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Alicia Ibarra, a citizen of Mexico who lives in Nashville, said she's expecting her third child next month and needs an identification card from the Mexican consulate to be admitted to a hospital.</p> <p>Her husband, Ignacio Aranda, who works for an air-conditioning company, said he needs one of the photo IDs so he can cash checks and open a bank account.</p>