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    It's Shouldn't Be Fun, Being An Illegal Alien

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 11:40:55 PM EST
    Tags: E-verify, HB-4024, HB-4026, legal vs. illegal immigrants, state contractors (all tags)

    Just about every reasonable, fair-minded, law-abiding citizen of the United States is of the common opinion that anyone who wishes to come to this country legally is welcome to do so.  Should such an individual (or such a family) decide during their visit that they'd like to become citizens here . . . well, we have a way to facilitate that very thing.  It will require learning about our constitution and history, renouncing one's citizenship in the country that they came from, and otherwise doing what's necessary to assimilate into our society and culture; but if that's what you want to do, then we'll happily accommodate you.  Welcome to America.

    However, those same reasonable, fair-minded, law-abiding citizens have an issue with those who would come here in clear violation of our immigration laws, compromise our national security, have no intention of assimilating, and will serve no other purpose than to be a legal and financial drain on our society.  We know the difference between "legal" immigration and "illegal" immigration, and we never confuse the two (though the left-o-sphere sure as hell does their best to make sure that the uninformed masses do).

    If State Representative Dave Agema gets his way next week, then it's going to become a tad tougher to be an illegal immigrant in Michigan.

    And after a brief musical interlude, we'll go below the fold.

    According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), last year the State of Michigan spent roughly $929 million on illegals in the form of state contractors, subcontractors, and independent contractors who had illegals on their payrolls.  That's your tax dollars and mine going to pay out state contracts with employers who may or may not have knowingly hired employees who weren't legally in the United States, let alone Michigan.  That's a whole lot of workers who are doing work that Michigan workers would probably be happy to do (because there's a far higher incidence of illegal immigrants working in construction than in agriculture), and drawing a taxpayer-funded prevailing-wage paycheck in the process.

    It'd be nice if there was some way to keep these illegals off the payrolls of companies and firms that contract with the state, now wouldn't it?

    House Bill 4024, the Public Contract and Employment Eligibility Verification Act, and House Bill 4026, an Amendment to the Occupational Code, were both introduced by Rep. Agema back on January 13th of this year.  The point behind both of these bills is to require all contractors, subcontractors, and independent contractors who are working for the state government, or the government of any of Michigan's political subdivisions, to verify the employment eligibility of all of their employees through the E-verify system.  And there are consequences for knowingly hiring workers who are not legally eligible to work in the United States.

    These two bills are scheduled for floor consideration in the State House next week (long overdue, as far as I'm concerned).  Dave Agema is asking us to get the word out to all like-minded people in this state:  Call, write, e-mail, and/or personally visit your State Representative and make sure they hear you loud and clear on this matter, that they should support and approve of HB-4024/4026.

    And in addition to that, I have a better idea.

    This weekend, I suspect that most if not all state representatives will probably be back in their districts for the weekend.  Given that they're probably in the phone book (if you know where to look), there's nothing stopping us from making a few friendly "house calls" either by telephone or in person.  Direct encouragement has its uses.

    We've got a long way to go to undo about 46 years of immigration sabotage by the amnesty apologists, but for what my opinion's worth, this is a solid start.

    And, having said all that, I'd like to close with a final thought courtesy of Wild Bill for America, keeping in mind that this could be adapted to our situation here:

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    HB-4024/4026 . . . (none / 0) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 05:24:20 PM EST
    . . . were reported out of committee today, and may come up for a floor vote in the State House tomorrow.  Please take the time to call your State Representative and encourage them to support these bills on the floor.

    And in other news, the Obama Administration is apparently backdooring the passage of the DREAM Act, without bothering to go through Congress:

    The "prosecutorial discretion" memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military.

    The Hispanic vote could be crucial in the 2012 election, because the Obama campaign hopes to offset... its declining poll ratings by registering new Hispanic voters in crucial swing states, such as Virginia and North Carolina.  To boost the Hispanic vote, the administration has enlisted support from Hispanic media figures, appointed an experienced Hispanic political operative to run the political side of the Obama reelection campaign, and has maintained close ties to Hispanic advocacy groups, including La Raza.

    "When weighing whether an exercise of prosecutorial discretion may be warranted for a given alien, ICE officials, agents and attorneys should consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to - the circumstances of the person's arrival in the United States ... particularly if the alien came to the United States as a young child; the Person's pursuit of education... .. whether the person, or the person's immediate relative, has served in the U.S. military," said the memo.

    So, you know, just ignore the 12 MILLION or so people who're breaking the law (read: "committing a crime") just by being here in the United States . . . because they'd rather conduct a stealth invasion than go through the proper diplomatic channels.

    You have no idea how much I pray this backfires in Barry O-bozo's face.

    Hey, Commish J-man, a question (none / 0) (#3)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 12:57:31 PM EST
    Was wondering, if possible, could you get a straight answer from your Rep. as to why he shelved these Bills last Tuesday?  They aren't talking out of District...

    Commerce Committee

    Reps. Wayne Schmidt (C)
    Tyler (Maj. VC)
    Gilbert, Knollenberg, Denby, Lund, Shirkey, Farrington, Glardon, Shaughnessy, Somerville, Zorn

    Switalski (Min. VC), Bledsoe, Haugh, Barnett, Clemente, Melton, Olumba

    Kill two birds with one stone. (none / 0) (#8)
    by KG One on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 03:43:19 PM EST
    Give the illegals incentive to leave Michigan (preferably the US) and see a return on investment from one of the largest areas of the state budget.

    Everything that is old is new again.

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