Thursday, August 30, 2007

I think we hit a nerve

Or…Put up or shut up.

All those Latino activists who have been claiming that the real immigration problem is the employers and that the government needs to go after them and leave the illegals alone are now faced with a little problem.

The Feds claim to be getting tough with employers and the Latino activists don’t like it one bit. Employers can no longer throw away Social Security “No Match” letters. They are now required to resolve discrepancies within 90 days or face fines (over $10K).

Just what the Latino activists wanted, right? WRONG!

According to the Chicago Tribune they were protesting outside the Federal Building in Chicago yesterday chanting “NO MORE NO MATCH!”

It sort of goes along with the Illinois State Legislature banning the use of new employee screening just when companies are starting to use the program.

By the way, things are a bit confusing in that area. One bill says it’s OK and the next forbids using it. Does anyone know the truth? And how does Bush’s new emphasis on the program change that law?

Anyway, I think that we’re making progress as we slowly remove the illogical, inconsistent enforcement of immigration laws. I just find it humorous when the protesters make fools of themselves.

1 comment:

  1. When don't protestors make fools of themselves? Unless your protest is based on fact, protests are a way for small minded people to gather and feel like they're making a difference in the world. But seriously, what does a protest accomplish other than getting a good nonsenical rant on the 10pm news and block traffic?