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Old 03-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Location: Maryland
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It’s a disgrace that only 75 members of Congress are concerned. Clearly, our traitorous so-called representatives are only concerned with ensuring stimulus jobs for illegal aliens. Even more disconcerting is the fact that the provision that would have offered some protection for U.S. citizens was mysteriously omitted from the final draft.

The House version of the $787 billion stimulus package signed by President Obama included a requirement that the legal residency of all employees hired through stimulus spending be verified. As Newsmax reported Monday, that provision was mysteriously stripped from the legislation before it went to the conference committee that reconciled the House and Senate versions of the legislation.

On Tuesday, 75 representatives from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, urging them “to protect taxpayers and legal workers by including these critical jobs protection provisions in any future economic recovery legislation.”
The economic impact of hiring illegals clearly runs counter to the objectives of the stimulus, experts agree. That’s because each year, illegal workers send tens of billions of dollars earned in the United States to their home countries in the form of “remittances.”

It remains unclear who scrubbed the verification provision from the House-Senate compromise bill. Pelosi, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, and President Obama are three possibilities who have been mentioned.

“It was somebody high up in the Democratic Party,” Rector tells Newsmax. “We don’t know who it was beyond that.”

The oversight is beginning to draw fire from other quarters as well. In North Carolina, state legislators have introduced legislation that would require all state contractors receiving federal funds to verify workers’ residency.
Newsmax.com - 75 in Congress Demand No Stimulus for Illegals (http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/stimulus_hiring_illegals/2009/03/10/190456.html - broken link)
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:07 PM
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I'm sure it was either Pelosi or Reid. Both have vested personal interests in the protection of illegals.
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