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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...32103017.html?sub=AR

    U.S. Tweaks Proposal On Illegal Workers
    Employers Could Get Warnings in June


    By Spencer S. Hsu
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, March 22, 2008; Page A03

    The Bush administration yesterday renewed its drive to crack down on U.S. companies that hire illegal immigrants by slightly altering an earlier initiative stalled by a federal judge since last September.

    If the new proposal satisfies the court, the government could begin warning 140,000 employers in writing as early as June about suspect Social Security numbers used by their employees and force businesses to resolve questions about their identities or fire them within 90 days.

    The result could intensify an economic and political debate over the administration's immigration policies in the months leading up to November's elections for president and Congress.

    The mailings, known as "no-match" letters, were enjoined by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer in San Francisco while he hears a lawsuit brought by a wide-ranging coalition of major American labor, business, farm and civil liberties groups.

    The plaintiffs, including the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Civil Liberties Union, allege that the plan will cause major workplace disruptions and discriminate against legal workers, including native-born Americans.

    A systematic effort to wean the U.S. economy off an estimated 8.7 million illegal workers has long been blocked by economic interests and civil rights concerns. But the Bush administration considers that effort the linchpin of its immigration enforcement efforts.

    "We are serious about immigration enforcement," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a brief written statement yesterday. "The No-Match Rule is an important tool for cracking down on illegal hiring practices while providing honest employers with the guidance they need."

    The 44-page proposal released yesterday makes mostly technical changes to the administration's initial proposal. It includes a statement about the regulation's impact on small businesses, as required by a 1980 law. According to DHS, compliance will cost companies with fewer than 100 workers $3,000 to $7,500 overall, while it will cost larger companies $13,000 to $34,000. But these estimates do not include the cost of firing and replacing workers who lack legal documentation.

    "DHS does not believe that the direct costs incurred by employers . . . would create a significant economic impact" on most companies, the department stated.

    Opponents said the proposal makes no substantive changes to a plan that Breyer in October wrote would have "severe" effects and produce irreparable harm to innocent workers and employers. Lawyers familiar with the plaintiffs' case said they expect to battle the department in the rulemaking process and the courts through the summer.

    Critics have noted that the Social Security Administration's inspector general has concluded the database used to cull suspicious numbers contains erroneous records on 17.8 million people, 70 percent of whom are native-born U.S. citizens. Even if the actual error rate of no-match letters is far lower, labor leaders say that unscrupulous employers will use the rule to burden or harass anyone who looks or sounds foreign.

    "It's an attempt to justify the fundamentally flawed database without actually fixing any of the problems," said Lucas Guttentag, director of the ACLU immigrants' rights project.

    Angelo I. Amador, director of immigration policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the DHS glossed over the true costs. "It keeps the questions before the judge the same. I would have been more concerned if they had come up with a big study" detailing the broader impact on businesses, he said.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...32103017.html?sub=AR

    U.S. Tweaks Proposal On Illegal Workers
    Employers Could Get Warnings in June


    By Spencer S. Hsu
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, March 22, 2008; Page A03

    The Bush administration yesterday renewed its drive to crack down on U.S. companies that hire illegal immigrants by slightly altering an earlier initiative stalled by a federal judge since last September.

    If the new proposal satisfies the court, the government could begin warning 140,000 employers in writing as early as June about suspect Social Security numbers used by their employees and force businesses to resolve questions about their identities or fire them within 90 days.

    The result could intensify an economic and political debate over the administration's immigration policies in the months leading up to November's elections for president and Congress.

    The mailings, known as "no-match" letters, were enjoined by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer in San Francisco while he hears a lawsuit brought by a wide-ranging coalition of major American labor, business, farm and civil liberties groups.

    The plaintiffs, including the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Civil Liberties Union, allege that the plan will cause major workplace disruptions and discriminate against legal workers, including native-born Americans.

    A systematic effort to wean the U.S. economy off an estimated 8.7 million illegal workers has long been blocked by economic interests and civil rights concerns. But the Bush administration considers that effort the linchpin of its immigration enforcement efforts.

    "We are serious about immigration enforcement," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a brief written statement yesterday. "The No-Match Rule is an important tool for cracking down on illegal hiring practices while providing honest employers with the guidance they need."

    The 44-page proposal released yesterday makes mostly technical changes to the administration's initial proposal. It includes a statement about the regulation's impact on small businesses, as required by a 1980 law. According to DHS, compliance will cost companies with fewer than 100 workers $3,000 to $7,500 overall, while it will cost larger companies $13,000 to $34,000. But these estimates do not include the cost of firing and replacing workers who lack legal documentation.

    "DHS does not believe that the direct costs incurred by employers . . . would create a significant economic impact" on most companies, the department stated.

    Opponents said the proposal makes no substantive changes to a plan that Breyer in October wrote would have "severe" effects and produce irreparable harm to innocent workers and employers. Lawyers familiar with the plaintiffs' case said they expect to battle the department in the rulemaking process and the courts through the summer.

    Critics have noted that the Social Security Administration's inspector general has concluded the database used to cull suspicious numbers contains erroneous records on 17.8 million people, 70 percent of whom are native-born U.S. citizens. Even if the actual error rate of no-match letters is far lower, labor leaders say that unscrupulous employers will use the rule to burden or harass anyone who looks or sounds foreign.

    "It's an attempt to justify the fundamentally flawed database without actually fixing any of the problems," said Lucas Guttentag, director of the ACLU immigrants' rights project.

    Angelo I. Amador, director of immigration policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the DHS glossed over the true costs. "It keeps the questions before the judge the same. I would have been more concerned if they had come up with a big study" detailing the broader impact on businesses, he said.

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    • #3
      just deport illegals and make them pay for their own airline ticket home....

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      • #4
        This is not going to happen. Never! Never! Never! Never did before - never will in the future. And you know it. You're just being overly repetitive, and it's boring.

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        • #5
          you have no idea of what will or will not happen...you are just a sniveling illegal alien douchebag supporter that has no knowledge of our laws and no respect for the laws of this country...crawl back into your trailer

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          • #6
            You're the one who has no idea. But the problem is that you don't have the slightest idea that you don't have any idea at all! But what else is new, but to seek refuge into your trademark filthy language? I want change, a comprehensive one, you don't! I want the illegals to be dealt with and accounted for, you don't. You want them shipped out en masse, but even you yourself don't know how it could happen. The truth? You want them here to constantly feed your egotistical compulsive anger. Ah wait, you want them here... you don't want any changes to be made to the outdated and porous immigration system... you want things to stand as they are... you're the greatest illegal alien supporter!

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            • #7
              my suggesting that you are a moron was being too generous....if you honestly believe I am happy with the status quo, you are more stupid than the cows at immigrate2us.net and mike 2007 combined....I have already offered my suggestion as to what to do with 12M scumbags....make them self-deport within a year, face a two year bar to readmission (criminal illegals excepted--they can live with you) and then apply for (and qualify for) any kind of visa they want...those who don't take this offer become deportable felons after a year, subject to immediate arrest and immediate deportation without exception, they are barred permanently no matter what idiot (like you) they might marry and if they sneak in again, they enjoy twenty years of hard labor before getting 'bas boot' out of here....that's my position....your position is to weep and whine and encourage even more douchebags to violate our laws.....of course, there might not be too much room in your trailer for more than a dozen or so illegals to live....

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              • #8
                And by that, you think you are clever. How, via the current liberal Congress and Senate? Wait... let me think of the appropriate adjectives to describe all of it. It's utterly beautiful in being imbecile bordering on nauseatically cute!

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                • #9
                  you need a book about English grammar....

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                  • #10
                    wait a min i think i saw my name, hey s12 i asked you a question before and you never respond back to me , have you ever got slapped 300 times on the same cheek?

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                    • #11
                      RN dont waste your time with this trash bag

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Someone12:
                        you need a book about English grammar.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        Oh, that one. I know you'll jump on it. Got anything more sensible than that? I made that word up especially for you. I know that that's non-existent, but you got the meaning right? That's a perfect fit! Haha!

                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mike_2007:
                        RN dont waste your time with this trash bag </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        Ah yeah, mike. But sometimes we also have to deal with garbage. That's also part of our lives and existence. Unfortunately.

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                        • #13
                          there are no Illegals in this country,the only illegal here is someone 12 ,he is the chupacabras.

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                          • #14
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Someone12:
                            you need a book about English grammar.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>and you idiot need a book about El CHUPACABRAS so you will know the kind of alien you are.the good news is that your visa is going to expire soon and you are going to be send back to India.GOOD LUCK SURVIVING THERE CHUPACABRAS.

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                            • #15
                              so fredy...you believe you know it all....what kind of "visa" do I have??? Odd....my passport has a blue cover, with "United States of America" printed on it.....maybe you don't know so much after all....but then, if you added up the IQ of the entire country of El Salvador, the sum wouldn't break 3 digits.....what a collection of cerveza-swilling lowlifes...

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