#3 of 5 – Five Things the Republican Congress Must Do in 2015 (with Resources)

This Blog is taken from Five Things the Republican Congress Must Do in 2015.

Rep Congress Week 3E-Verify. To work in the United States, people must furnish a social security number or tax ID number. The data in each social security file contains sufficient information to determine whether the person using the number is the person to whom it was issued. The technology is readily and cheaply available to verify that a new employee has presented a valid number and that it belongs to that person. The E-Verify system accomplishes this task. Click here to read more.

E-Verify Talking Points: Find out What You Need to Know About This Important Program! Make sure to watch FAIR’s video, The E-Verify Solution for Illegal Hiring. Click here to read more.

House Bill Requiring Nationwide Use of E-Verify is Critical Step to Controlling Illegal Immigration, Says FAIR. New Opinion Poll Shows Overwhelming Public Support. Click here to read more.

E-Verify Requirement for Federal Contractors Abandoned by Obama Administration. U.S. Workers and Taxpayers Pay the Price, Charges FAIR. The Obama administration’s unwillingness to enforce U.S. immigration laws and its intent to abandon even minimal protections for American workers struggling to find jobs as the economic crisis drags on. Click here to read more.

View extensive information on which states and cities require E-Verify from LawLogix or download a PDF.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Do you think that the land of the free and the home of the brave could be truly seeking a permanent solution to the problem of illegal immigration or do we just want to see politician after politician offer their do nothing schemes to secure money and votes to allow them to become rich off this never ending problem?

    In my opinion the best most practical and cost effective solution to illegal immigration is to determine the cost per illegal immigrant in US dollars and then set that as the reward and then allow bounty hunters to capture them dead or alive.

    This would remove the burden of securing our borders off the bumbling politicians / bureaucrats / law enforcement people and put the solution down into the hands of private sector individuals whose income for capturing/killing the illegals would benefit the local community with the reward money being spent locally.

    For example, if it is determined that each illegal cost our country $23,000.00 and a reward for that amount is set, then a bounty hunter who could average capturing or killing 100 per month could make a good profit and the money would be put back into the local community which would help offset the drain of money of illegals sending their money back to the countries they came from.

    By implementing the above plan, the problem of illegal immigration would be completely eliminated in just a few short months as thousands of illegals would be removed and the bounty hunters made rich and the remaining illegals not yet apprehended would be streaming out of our country to get away as fast as they could.

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    Currently only about 10% business participate in the largely voluntary E-Verify program for obvious reasons, according to Pew. Mandatory to turn off the job magnet which means No job, No money, No reason to stay. Anything less is just blowing in the wind as illegals will tunnel under, sneak around or jump over any fence and disappear into the heartland. Also, about 40% are people who just overstayed their visas and disappeared.

    The estimate of 12 million illegals is from the 2002 census and the 2012 cemsis dodm’t ask. As about one million more have snuck in each year since, the real number is closer to 30 million. Middle class wages have flatlined or declined over the past 15 years due to swamping the labor market with exploitable labor and NAFTA which shipped about 5 million mid-level manufacturing jobs overseas to never return. Investment tax credits for coroporations also allow the purchase of robots to replace even more workers with money which would have gone to taxes.

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    I do not believe that aliens do not have the right to work without identification showing that they have signed-up for cetienship to live and stay in this GREAT country. If they do not want to stay and live in this country then they need to go back to where they came from.

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      I did not put in a word before aliens : (illegal). Yes I welcome legal aliens if they are coming in for the right cause only.

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    Open Border Pundits Lie About E-verify

    They say it hinders legal Americans getting work with false non-compliance. What they really mean is it hinders criminal IAs stealing Social Security numbers from getting away with identity theft. Even the Social Security Agency, Banks and our Credit Bureaus know IA identity theft is serious and real, but go along with denying the lie too, like good little NWO puppets.

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    Instead of some general question, note how when things are reduced to a specific issue, like e-verify yes or no, it gets “overwhelming public support”.

    Like when the voters of Oregon, one of the most dependably blue states, not voting GOP for 30 years in a presidential election, voted no to drivers licenses for illegals by a 2 to 1 margin. This is a strategy that needs to be pursued, which is, getting these measures on the ballot in the states that allow citizen petition drives, bypassing the legislatures.

    As shown numerous times, what the politicians promise before an election and what they do afterwards is frequently not the same. Like John ‘just finish the dang fence” McCain in his 2010 primary. Of course when he gets back in, there he is leading the charge for another amnesty.