May 23, 2006

Sowell Speaks

Thomas Sowell weighs in on the Illegal immigration Mexican Invader issue with his always eridite comments.

One comment that I found most interesting was:

"The real question is what we do with whatever illegal aliens we do find. Right now, there are various communities around the country where local officials have a policy of forbidding the police from reporting illegal immigrants to federal authorities."

"Why are people who are so gung ho for punishing employers so utterly silent about needing to punish government officials who openly and deliberately violate federal laws?"

Mr. Sowell is correct when he asserts that businesses can not be expected to determine whether or not employment eligibility documents are forged or not; and when the local government officials,in effect, ignore the law when they DO find such illegalities, just how much approbation can we direct towards the businesses?

EVERY elected official makes a solemn oath to uphold the laws of their jurisdiction and of the nation, when they blatently ignore this responsibility, they have become criminals themselves.

This issue is one of the greatest tests our nation has ever faced; and in my (never humble) opinion, at present we are failing miserably. The blame falls in the end on US; this is supposed to be a government OF and BY the people, we get the government WE allow, and WE have allowed this issue to progress to the point where it almost seems insurmountable. We'd better wake up and take action soon, or we will find ourselves lost in a morass that we may never emerge from.

Posted by Delftsman3 at May 23, 2006 08:14 AM | TrackBack

Delf, it is not ubnreasoable for emplyers to verify that the documentation emploees provide is in fact legit. All it takes is verifying the SSAN with the Feds to insure it is valid. I had an accountant who did this as a matter of routine when I hired a new employee. The law requires two forms of ID,,a social security card--not a number--and another form of identification. This is not too hard for employers to understand and the fact that they are breaking the law and pleading ignorance is a cop out. In order to stop the invasion we are going to have to stop the demand for their services and the best way to do that is to go to the souce--the people that are hiring them.

Posted by: GUYK at May 23, 2006 10:31 AM

I agree that it sounds simple, Guy, but one of the major growth industries in the immigrant community are false ID papers...the majority of which will stand up to the simple calls you refer to. And if the employer can show he made a good faith effort, that is all the law requires him to do at present.

That some employers don't even go to that small effort truly IS criminal.

As a LEO, there was more than one occasion were I used the government records availible to me involving SSN #'s and had at least three come back as valid that I KNEW were not.

In fact, give me $600, and a week and I will provide you a "valid" SS card and drivers license, and possibly a birth certificate to go along with them.

Posted by: Delftsman3 at May 23, 2006 04:42 PM
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