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Old 10-12-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Conservative in Liberal California
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Yesterday, I read that a judge ruled that employers couldn't ask about an employees immigration status if their Social Security number didn't match their name, because that puts the employer in the position of enforcing federal law. Today, I read that Gov. Schwarzenegger has just signed a law barring landlords from asking tenants' immigration status, because they would be enforcing federal law. So if the employers and landlords are not able to ask these questions, and the government isn't doing it...just WHO is going to enforce the law?
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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When posting statements such as these, it would be very helpful if you provided source links for the statements. Otherwise, the credibility of the statements can be challenged.

Makes for more accurate and better discussions.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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Yesterday, I read that a judge ruled that employers couldn't ask about an employees immigration status if their Social Security number didn't match their name, because that puts the employer in the position of enforcing federal law. Today, I read that Gov. Schwarzenegger has just signed a law barring landlords from asking tenants' immigration status, because they would be enforcing federal law. So if the employers and landlords are not able to ask these questions, and the government isn't doing it...just WHO is going to enforce the law?

Well, this was really expected. Judge Breyer is the San Francisco federal judge that put a halt to the federal program. Breyer is part of the Ninth District, so the preliminary injunction he issued will be upheld at the District level.

The key is whether or not Bush will actually appeal this to the SCOTUS. My guess is not, he really doesn't want to enforce immigration laws. All Bush wants is the appearance of enforcing our immigration laws to give him leverage with Congress next summer when he tries to pass another amnesty.


Judge bars Bush administration's immigration crackdown - The Boston Globe
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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What a bunch of crap. I heard arguments that said it would cause problems for the legal folks with social security numbers. Listen, legal folks want and need problems like that fixed. THEY file income tax returns. If their numbers don't match up they have a problem. It's just another half baked excuse for the liberals to protect the illegals. I think I woke up on another planet. What ever happened to the good old USA?
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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Liberals are trying to run it and they have no idea how to! That's what has happened to the Good Old U.S.A.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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It is not another half baked excuse for the liberals to protect the illegals. The ruling was asked for by agribusiness, a bunch of redneck conservatives who would like to be able to harvest their crops so that you can eat.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Pa
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It is not another half baked excuse for the liberals to protect the illegals. The ruling was asked for by agribusiness, a bunch of redneck conservatives who would like to be able to harvest their crops so that you can eat.
Rednecks and liberals in bed together? What an idea. What will the offspring be?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Food for your table
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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It is not another half baked excuse for the liberals to protect the illegals. The ruling was asked for by agribusiness, a bunch of redneck conservatives who would like to be able to harvest their crops so that you can eat.
When you say "so that you can eat", you really mean, "so they (those redneck conservatives) can line their wallets", right? Something tells me that agribusiness doesn't give a fig about what we eat, but are all too much more concerned about their shareholders and balance sheets.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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But if your tenants are selling drugs you can have your property seized. So you aren't supposed to enforce the law on one hand but you are on another?
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