December 25, 2007

TURNS OUT THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM AT THE INN AFTER ALL:

Feds won't enforce rule on firing illegal immigrants (MARY LOU PICKEL, 12/25/07, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Employers will get a pass this year on rules that would have required firing illegal immigrants.

The Social Security Administration says it will not mail out "no-match" letters this year to more than 138,000 employers nationwide.


Immigrant Crackdown Falls Short: Despite Tough Rhetoric, Few Employers of Illegal Workers Face Criminal Charges (Spencer S. Hsu, 12/25/07, Washington Post)
In its announced clampdown on companies that hire illegal workers, the federal government has arrested nearly four times as many people in the past year as it did two years ago, but only a tiny fraction of those arrests involved criminal charges against those who hired the workers, according to a year-end tally prepared by the Department of Homeland Security.

Fewer than 100 owners, supervisors or hiring officials were arrested in fiscal 2007, compared with nearly 4,900 arrests that involved illegal workers, providers of fake documents and others, the figures show. Immigration experts say the data illustrate the Bush administration's limited success at delivering on its rhetoric about stopping illegal hiring by corporate employers.


We can hardly wait until this time next year when the President issues a blanket pardon for illegals.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 25, 2007 9:48 AM
Comments

Gee willikers, the whole thing was phoney--a big bait-and-switch. Who could have guessed it?

". . .[B]ush administration's limited success at delivering on its rhetoric. . .,"--another wayt of saying, "cynical sham."

Let us keep saying it, this is an duplicitious, exploitative, smirking con-job. It is taking advantage of the unfortunate, and lying and cheating all the while to accomplish it.

Today we read of winking at endemic forgery, of countenancing millions of false utterings. There is no way in which this evil can be called good, no way in which these lies can be separated from the father of lies.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 25, 2007 11:26 AM

Nativists aren't unfortunate, just ungrateful.

Posted by: oj at December 25, 2007 12:15 PM

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, to steal bread and to sneak into the United States.

Posted by: Ibid at December 25, 2007 6:50 PM

Who do you think wrote the laws if not we who came here without permission from the natives?

Posted by: oj at December 25, 2007 9:09 PM
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