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Old 03-02-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Utter BS.

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As proposed, House Bill 1202 would create tough state punishments for those who "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" hire an unauthorized immigrant. Violators could face up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

But it is an exception included in the bill that is drawing attention. Those who hire unauthorized immigrants would be in violation of the law -- unless they are hiring a maid, a lawn caretaker or another houseworker.
Texas immigration bill has big exception - CNN.com
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Agreed, it's ridiculous.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Agreed, it's ridiculous.

It is ridiculous but do you know how to verify someone's legal status?
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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It is ridiculous but do you know how to verify someone's legal status?
E-verify unfortunately is not available to the general public.

I get around it by not hiring foreigners to work in/on my home. A couple of times, agencies or companies have sent foreigners to my house and I have had them whip out their IDs or have called the company to ask if they have performed the requisite immigration status check on so and so. Unfortunately I have to take their word for it but I have reported suspected illegals to ICE (and the companies they work for) and will continue to do so.

The man who cuts my grass IS from Mexico, but also has a legally issued green card. I don't want to get the ICE agent in trouble who looked that one up for me.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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You don't want to convict the well healed do you? Right there in the bill it seems to say the wealthy are most likely guilty of hiring illegals, so we don't want to **** them off.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It sounds stupid at first, but yeah it does seem a bit hard for a normal homeowner to try and figure out someone's status. Guess I can live with this one.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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That IS BS! Those are jobs that Americans will do. Why are they being made an exception?
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Who hires maids, gardeners, and other houseworkers? People with upper middle or upper class incomes. Coincidently these are the people that also make big personal political contributions.

The law is clearly designed to protect a certain class of people from prosecution.

Texas justice, gotta love it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Who hires maids, gardeners, and other houseworkers? People with upper middle or upper class incomes. Coincidently these are the people that also make big personal political contributions.

The law is clearly designed to protect a certain class of people from prosecution.

Texas justice, gotta love it.
last paragraph explains it imo
go fishing in the big pond to catch the big fish

"It is an admittedly clumsy first attempt to say, 'We are really focusing on the big businesses,'" English said. Texans shouldn't be punished for hiring lawn care companies who hire unauthorized immigrants, he said, according to the Texas Tribune's website."
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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last paragraph explains it imo
go fishing in the big pond to catch the big fish

"It is an admittedly clumsy first attempt to say, 'We are really focusing on the big businesses,'" English said. Texans shouldn't be punished for hiring lawn care companies who hire unauthorized immigrants, he said, according to the Texas Tribune's website."
Then it isn't the regular Texan citizen who is responsible. It is the company who sends these illegal workers out. It is their responsibility to see that their workers are authorized.
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