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Bill would require employers to use E-Verify to check for illegal immigrants

North Carolina employers that contract with the state would be required to make sure that none of their new hires are illegal immigrants, under a new version of a bill that surfaced in a House judiciary committee meeting this morning.

Businesses with 25 or more employees would have to use the federal E-Verify electronic database to determine the legal status of job applicants. The state already uses the database for potential state employees, including public universities and school systems.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses that hire illegal immigrants. The ruling also upheld Arizona’s requirement that employers use the E-Verify system.

The House committee today heard four speakers supporting the bill or the goal behind the bill, while two speakers opposed it. On Friday, the committee might resume talking about the bill, which is sponsored by Republican Reps. Harry Warren of Salisbury, George Cleveland of Jacksonville and Dale Folwell of Winston-Salem.


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Illegal immigration

I see absolutely nothing wrong with employers being required to determine the status of their prospective employees.  Often times when illegal immigrants are hired and are not paid their proper wages, they feel they have no recourse, but to stay on the job and take the injustice.  This way, if they ever do get legal status, they will be able to receive the right wages for the jobs they performed.  In the long run it will be to the illegal immigrant's advantage to apply for and become a legal resident here in North Carolina. 

Yeah Babee!

"On Friday the committee might resume talking about the bill"!

Unless there are appropriate penalties and no loop-holes (like for instance the 24 or less employee dealbreaker) why waste time discussing it further?

Raleigh seems more and more like Washington with every passing day.

Here's a simple time-saver: Let Beverly decide. She has the blessings of the King, and an established Advisory Council loaded with special interests to steer her screeching dictates. Hand it off to Bev!

Get Involved!

Help stop illegal immigration. YOU can make a difference.

Here's how:  GOOGLE numbersusa  They won't allow links.

E-verify

I think they should change the wording of the bill to All business's no matter the number of employee's. Why do they want to exempt a business with less than 25 employee's? There has to be a reason for it. If the state is going to have this law it should apply to every business in the state no matter how many people they employ. Alright Republican sponsor's of the bill you have the floor now....

Middle Eastern illegal alien terrorists

We have known since before 9/11 Middle Eastern Islamic terrorists have been attending advanced terrorist training camps in Iran, Syria, Brazil or Venezuela to learn English and Spanish, along with advance terrorism techniques. These illegal alien Middle Eastern terrorist would gain entry into the U.S. by crossing the border through tunnels, by entry using a legal visa and an assumed name or by paying $40,000 to $50,000 to a human smuggler. Once inside the U.S. they melt into sleeper cells and gain work wherever they can find it. The E-Verify System would have gone a long way to help identify these fine folks, however, at the last moment, Republican’s gave way to the lobbyist who could care less about the safety of our citizens.

If you think this is not happening I challenge you to read a couple articles by an excellent investigative journalists, Sara A. Carter who started here outstanding career with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Washington Times and now she reports for the Washington Examiner.

Google an online article in the Washington Times, EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda eyes bio attack from Mexico: Seeks white militias as allies by Sara A. Cater, June 3, 2009 and then watch the video of Kuwaiti dissident Abdullah al-Nafisi telling a room full of supporters in Bahrain that al Qaeda is casing the U.S. border with Mexico to assess how to send terrorists and weapons into the U.S. using tunnels under our border.

"Four pounds of anthrax -- in a suitcase this big -- carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexicointo the U.S.are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there," the recruiter said. "What a horrifying idea; 9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right? There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings and so on. One person, with the courage to carry 4 pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this 'confetti' all over them, and then we'll do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real celebration."

In the video, obtained and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, al-Nafisi also suggests that al-Qaeda might want to collaborate with members of native U.S.white supremacist militias who hate the federal government. 

Next, I would like you to go to another website and watch illegal aliens, possibly illegal alien terrorists (possibly carrying the 4-pounds of anthrax mentioned in the video) pouring over our southern border. Abdullan Al-Nafisi (an Al-Qaeda recruiter) is talking about illegally entering the United States. Go to BorderInvasionPics.com and watch the number of illegals entering the U.S.

Finally, go to YouTube and watch the Sara Carter interview: 06-03-09 Glenn Beck - The Al-Qaeda Threat Across Our Southern Border (Part 1 of 2) and Glenn Beck - The Al-Qaeda Threat Across Our Southern Border (Part 2 of 2). Feel safer now? We must have a STRONG E-Verify System.

"legalized" theft

I also have no problem with people voluntarily exchanging labor or services for green peices of paper. I do take issue with involuntarily supporting institutions claiming to be a "government." Question: Is there a FACTUAL difference between taxation and theft? There are no "illegal immigrants" because there are no "citizens" when considering only the facts. Please reconsider your relationship with "governments" that force you to pay for their services and do not scapegoat brown people.

Employer identification of Aliens

I am afraid you are right..Political ambition is a dangerous thing..With the rapid growth of south of the border people over the past fifty years or so. is already affecting our society. With so many seeing nothing wrong with them being here. The end result is we will be living just like where they grew up..I have been in some of those countries and definitealy would not want to live like that.. although some of them are very moral from Cuba, Venezula, Peru , etc. But I understand its different in parts of Mexico and countries south of there.

We're going to see a whole

We're going to see a whole lot of 24-employee sheetrocking, landscaping, crop-picking, house painting and cleaning service companies springing up around here. Count on it...

@dickstarling: Your level of

@dickstarling:

Your level of ignorance and hatred are both embarrassing and shameful.

You throw around bogus accusations with no shread of evidence.  You really need to stop believing everything your liberal friends make up. Get an education and learn how to think for yourself. 

Truth is, anyone who pays taxes (i.e. Democrats AND Republicans) should be in favor of this bill.  I have no problem with immigrants working here, but they need to contribute to the tax base just like the rest of us. 

Great News

  Sort of, only thing that would be better is to require all employers to do so.

Given the ability of the Republican majority control of the

NC General Assembly, and given that the Gov (thanks to previous democrit shenanigans designed to keep a Republican Gov from impacting their gerrymandering games) has no veto authority over the redistricting bills, I seriously doubt that there will be a democrit majority elected in NC for the next 10 years.
Sorry but the liberal democrit majorities in the NC House and NC Senate were fired during the last election.  More of them will be cast out in the next election.  The rule of the liberal Democrat Party in NC is over for quite a while.

Wait to the Chamber of Commerce chimes in...

I would bet they will stop this bill.  But of course it is the left that allows all this illegal immigration. 

It's about time, and it's not enough

If the bill passes there are going to be lots of companies with fewer than 25 employees that will get through the cracks, but at least bigger employers will be forced to do what's right. 

And don't try to tell me that nobody in the US will do the work for what can be paid to illegal immigrants. Just go north where illegal immigrants are fewer, and you'll find local people working as sheetrockers, housekeeping staff, framers, painters, etc. They're not getting paid any more than someone who sends a bunch of money out of the country, and they appreciate having jobs. 

@dickstarling is concerned about the triumvirate putting this bill forward, but I think it needs to be done, and I'm not too worried about the means. 

Three Blind Mice

It is my opinion that there must be something truly rotten in this bill because these three people have convinced me by their previous involvement in bills that were obviously meant to aid special interests.  

When I saw that this bill was being introduced I started to read it but at the bottom of the article were the names of the three representatives that I have begun to think about as the "three blind mice."   After reading this bill I have decided that my image of them deserved to be changed to the" three wise monkeys."  See no wrong in putting forth bills that favor powerful special interests.  Say things that are total distortions of things that I believe to be true. Hear nothing that has to do with facts that demonstrate the total lack of validity in their statements.

The great news is that these three are doing more to see that it is another 100 years before the GOP is in power than any Democrat.   It is a shame that they are not in another state.   NC has some wonderful Republican leaders but these three are not serving the best interest of the people of NC or the GOP.   Can the leaders of the party not control these embarrassing representatives.

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