Monday, March 22, 2010


A new bill proposed by Rep. Bobby Reese wants to mount additional cumbersome requirements on all businesses in Georgia by requiring all of them to participate in the E-Verify program administered by DHS.
The bill, House Bill 1259, known as The Georgia Employer and Worker Protection Act of 2010, was suggested under guise of protecting American workers. I doubt that is the true intention behind the bill, but even if it is, will do very little, if any, to protect American workers, while increasing paperwork and administration burden and costs on employers.
It was recently reported that the E-Verify system is still wrought with inaccuracies, up to 54% of the time when dealing with legal employees (such as U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents). When such a person gets a negative hit, they may be rejected employment or run around between different government agencies (such as the Social Security Administration) to figure out where the mistake is. Under current conditions, it is more likely that a lawful person will be rejected from employment than someone without authorization to be accepted to work.
It is ironic that the Republicans, who are supposed to be advocating for free business and less government intervention, are actually acting contrary to those fundamental beliefs when it comes to immigration.

1 comment:

  1. I believe business owners and Home Owners who hire illegal workers, should be taking to court and they should pay the corresponding fines for hiring illegal workers.
    Not only are they braking the law, but they also exploiting human labor.

    I say that we should turn in every business and Home Owner who allow illegal workers to work in their properties.

    It is very simple to check the workers papers, just fill up a form online.

    If there are workers in your property, who you suspect are illegal... call the authorities, call ICE, get from under that contract, it could cost you more than the home you live the American workers, the legal residents like me, and all those who want the best for this wonderful country.

    Do not be a dog who eats dogs because... that is a bad dog. (Americans who do not care to hurt Americans are bad Americans...)

    If you agree with me and can use the services of a bilingual adult a legal foreigner who loves the US and who wants to help the legal non employed worker to find a job.

    Lets tell on others if it helps our legal work force.....

    Lets turn Home Owners and Business Owners into the authorities for wrong doing...
    Each of them would turn you in if they find you braking the law...

    I do not take offense if the US authorities ask me for my papers, I am Hispanic, look like one and I am legal here... If you want to see my papers, is OK... If I get stop I have to show my ID.. so... If this helps the US to maintain order, I am willing to help.