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Old 12-10-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Economy may trump Obama's pledge on immigration

It will be as embarrassing to hire an Illegal Alien as it was to pull into your local Mall parking lot driving an SUV when gas was 5.00 a gallon.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Economy may trump Obama's pledge on immigration

It will be as embarrassing to hire an Illegal Alien as it was to pull into your local Mall parking lot driving an SUV when gas was 5.00 a gallon.

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Obama's advisers and congressional leaders are instead talking about a bill that would include a strong, mandatory verification system to ensure employers are hiring legal workers, combined with a measure to grant legal status to undocumented immigrants and require them to register and pay taxes, said Doris Meissner, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute and former immigration commissioner under President Bill Clinton. "If you did something that had those two pieces, you could set up a mechanism to come back down the road and see what does the economy and the nation need longer term," for future immigration flows, she said.
I love the idea of MANDATORY e-verify. That being said, Ms. Messiner has not taken into account the fact that we are teetering on the boundaries of a depression. It's time to cut off the welfare spigot to illegals and their anchors.

The service industries that illegal aliens had infiltrated (ie fast food, construction, etc) are laying off workers and suffering economically. They can't pay taxes if they don't have an income.
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