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Old 10-09-2010, 01:57 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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It's a law designed to make sure the state of Tennessee only does business with contractors who hire legal workers.

Back in 2006, Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Legislature jumped into the emotional debate over illegal immigration.

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:26 AM
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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this is a perfect exemple of states legislating, then expecting the Federal goverrnment to do the "leg Work".

"What a ridiculous situation," Senator Jackson said. "The state of Tennessee has never looked since 2006. They've not gone to a single job site to investigate. The process is void."
"The state cannot enforce immigration law," said Finance and Administration spokesperson Lola Potter.

She said the law and Executive Order simply allow the state to end a contract if it's found a contractor knowingly used illegal workers.
Which would lead a voter in Tennessee to ask, what does this law really do?

I ask, should the Federal government check all the contractor awarded contracts with the state of Tennessee to prove all workers are legal? Should the Federal Government do this for all contractors doing business with all 50 states?

Senator Jackson said he doesn't want the state to enforce immigration. He just wants the state to manage its contracts. He is planning legislation for the next session that would lead to more oversight of Tennessee's contracts.
All the contractors have to do is sign a pledge that they will not hire illegal aliens...thats it?
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