This Date in Obama’s Administrative Amnesty: June 3, 2009

This Date in Obama's Administrative AmnestyOn June 3, 2009, the Obama Administration announced that it would delay –for a third time—the implementation of a rule requiring most federal contractors to use the federal E-Verify system to check the work authorization status of their new hires.  The delay of the E-Verify requirement came while special interest groups, led by the pro-amnesty U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sued the federal government in December 2008 to prevent the final rule (issued by the Bush Administration) from taking effect. The Bush Administration caved in January 2009, delaying implementation until February. The Obama Administration went further, delaying implementation three additional times and justifying each delay: “to permit the new Administration an adequate opportunity to review the rule.”

FAIR’s president, Dan Stein, criticized the announced delay. “Despite the need for E-Verify to protect American workers and the enormous success of the program, the administration and the Democratic congressional leadership are stubbornly ignoring a proven resource that helps prevent illegal aliens from displacing American workers,” stated Stein at the time. “The fact that we are facing yet another delay demonstrates that gaining amnesty for people who broke our immigration laws remains a higher priority for President Obama than the plight of millions of unemployed Americans,” Stein charged.

The E-Verify rule was finally implemented on September 8, 2009, nearly nine months after the original effective date and after federal contractors accessed billions of dollars in stimulus money.

Read more at FAIR’s President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement.

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  1. avatar
    arnlof sweigeir on

    U r such a naive person… Lowering wages r the franchises hardly payinginimun wage..I’m the cities
    …..and the illegals have nothing to do w it…

  2. avatar

    The connection may not seem obvious, but it’s there when you think about it. This president has repeatedly claimed he can’t take action on amnesty [and other things] without Congressional approval, but then he proceeds to do what he said he couldn’t. He absolutely ignored the law on this prisoner exchange. If, as they initially claimed, they could not wait thirty days, the fact is they only informed Congressional leaders at the last minute when the decision had been made.

    We have now said we will do what we never did before, do prisoner swaps. Americans died in the past, unfortunately, because we refused to deal. But this says kidnap an American and we will deal. IF this was to be our policy, it was not up to one man to make it.

  3. avatar

    To Sum Up the Article on the HORRIFYING Delay of E-verify in America

    Obama states:

    “…“to permit the new Administration an adequate opportunity to review the rule.””

    LOL….who’s fooling who?

    The truth:

    “E-verify goes directly against our lobbyists’ wishes to lower wages in America with slave wages”