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Old 01-24-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Friday, January 23, 2009, 7:49 AM


The House Appropriations Committee approved a stimulus bill on Thursday with two key amendments. Rep. Ken Calvert successfully added an amendment that would extend E-Verify for four years. Rep. Jack Kingston successfully added another amendment that would require any contractors awarded work through stimulus money to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through E-Verify.

The Appropriations Committee passed the stimulus plan by a 35-22 vote on Thursday.

In November, former President Bush signed a continuing resolution, extending E-Verify until March 6, 2009. But unless the worker verification tool administered by the Department of Homeland Security is extended, it will expire.

Rep. Calvert has already introduced H.R. 19 this year that calls for a mandatory use of E-Verify. Analysis of this bill can be found on the NumbersUSA Proposed Bills page.

E-Verify Amendments Added to House Appropriations Stimulus Bill | NumbersUSA - For Lower Immigration Levels (http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/january-23-2009/e-verify-amendment-added-house-appropriations-stimulus-bill.html - broken link)
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: AL
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Good !
At least its something.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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This is awesome news! I hope the fine for contracted labor using Illegals is a stiff one!
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Methinks this recession is starting to hit home-------------on many levels hence the rapidly snowballing effort to eject the illegal aliens.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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We need to make sure Illegals don't somehow qualify for cheap loans on the homes they bought with nothing down.It's too bad the realtors can't be tracked down and jailed for selling to people that didn't qualify.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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Friday, January 23, 2009, 7:49 AM


The House Appropriations Committee approved a stimulus bill on Thursday with two key amendments. Rep. Ken Calvert successfully added an amendment that would extend E-Verify for four years. Rep. Jack Kingston successfully added another amendment that would require any contractors awarded work through stimulus money to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through E-Verify.

The Appropriations Committee passed the stimulus plan by a 35-22 vote on Thursday.

In November, former President Bush signed a continuing resolution, extending E-Verify until March 6, 2009. But unless the worker verification tool administered by the Department of Homeland Security is extended, it will expire.

Rep. Calvert has already introduced H.R. 19 this year that calls for a mandatory use of E-Verify. Analysis of this bill can be found on the NumbersUSA Proposed Bills page.

E-Verify Amendments Added to House Appropriations Stimulus Bill | NumbersUSA - For Lower Immigration Levels (http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/january-23-2009/e-verify-amendment-added-house-appropriations-stimulus-bill.html - broken link)
I dont know if HR 19 will pass, or should, but this is great otherwise.

Agree w AZBear - think the tide is turning, with the anxiety about jobs and consumer buying power; plus resentment against greedy, unpatriotic owners; plus rage against the illegal immigrants themselves; plus the insistence on transparency in the new fed admin. Add it all up....
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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We need to make sure Illegals don't somehow qualify for cheap loans on the homes they bought with nothing down.It's too bad the realtors can't be tracked down and jailed for selling to people that didn't qualify.
They could be tracked down easily, but the realtors were just using the tools they had legally available to get the house sold, as were the mortgage loan officers and the bank lenders.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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I dont know if HR 19 will pass, or should, but this is great otherwise.

Agree w AZBear - think the tide is turning, with the anxiety about jobs and consumer buying power, plus the insistence on transparency in the new fed admin.
We can only hope that common sense prevails. It's time to take care of our own.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They could be tracked down easily, but the realtors were just using the tools they had legally available to get the house sold, as were the mortgage loan officers and the bank lenders.
Not verifying income?
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Realtors bring a buyer and seller together - create the deal. They don't loan the money to a buyer. If the buyer was unqualified the bank has the responsibility to find that out. If a buyer can't get financing the Realtor doesn't get paid.
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