16 Businesses Cited Under New Immigration Law

Greenville County has a large immigrant population that unfortunately includes illegals that are used by local businesses as virtual slave labor. Cracking down on these businesses will only help to improve the conditions of people who have often been lured into crossing the border illegally by gangs who force them into jobs designed to keep these people in perpetual poverty while taking a hefty cut themselves.

From Fox Carolina:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities said that 16 of the 600 businesses checked since July have been cited under South Carolina’s new immigration law.

The Greenville News reported Monday that citations have totaled more than $60,000 in penalties. Nearly all of the penalties were waived under the law’s provision that allows businesses to escape fines if they fix their verification process.

State Sen. Larry Martin, of Pickens, said that the high compliance rate shows how well the E-verify program is working. Martin helped lead the push for immigration reform.

The state law requires businesses to verify a new worker’s legal status within five days of their hiring. Companies can use either the federal electronic database, E-Verify, a state driver’s license, or the driver’s license from one of 26 approved states.

In a state with at least 10.4% unemployment (.2% above the new national average) we can’t afford to give jobs away to people not eligible to work. But more importantly we need to abolish a system where unscrupulous business owners can break the law and take advantage of people who are already taking advantage of taxpayers. E-Verify is the first step to having a fair immigration policy that destroys the modern day slave markets operating in our country.

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  1. Brittancus on November 9th, 2009 12:52 pm

    Other than a permanent E-Verify, the–ONLY–alternative to resolving the problem of illegal aliens in the workplace is a national ID card? As a naturalized citizen I have absolutely have no disagreement with carrying a government identity picture ID card. There are many concerns with being a card-carrying member of American society; unlike hundreds of other nations where it’s mandatory. But now E-Verify has surfaced to the detriment of Democratic leaders and a whole host of open border proponents. Amongst law-abiding businesses the E-Verify program has become extremely popular and now it has condensed in the Publics mind that E-Verify is a good thing? It has become a savior for 15.3 percent jobless American workers, even though the power brokers in Washington have thrown every obstacle in the way to condemn it?

    As it becomes more credible in the employers eyes, it now has far reaching effects in detecting fraudulent documentation. Another innovation that takes effect in December is a photograph identification tool, which will compare other immigration documents. Another possible contribution by the federal government is adding a picture ID from Drivers Licenses and US passports to compare with associated documents to verify workers identities. Currently more than 148,000 participating businesses at nearly 560,000 working locations nationwide are using E-Verify to authenticate their workers’ employment eligibility. Since Oct, 2008, more than 7.8 million employment verification queries have been assessed through the digital system and approximately 96.9 percent of all inquiries are automatically confirmed now as job authorized within 24 hour period or less.

    The illegal job magnet might be slipping away, if–ONLY–ICE is not completely stripped of its ability to assail suspicious businesses with agents and not demoralized by paralyzing orders from Washington. It seems that legal worker informants are gaining in momentum by contacting ICE offices, rather than regular police of questionable practices in employment sites. Stolen Social Security numbers can easily retrieved from deceased records and genealogical resources. Even hospital records are compromised as the SSA issue a number on the birth of a child and are unethical used without the parents realizing the number is being jeopardized, by a criminal of foreign worker. Troops fighting in foreign lands have found on return that someone’s been using their SS number and may have access their credit and damaged their reputation as it has with thousands of other citizens?

    E-Verify is becoming rapidly established as a unique tool, to contest illegal immigrants and over time could be expanded to qualify for other purposes? It’s improbable that our government will ever issue a National ID card, as it would be subjected a continuous objection about constitutionality and freedoms. But upgraded modifications of E-Verify could be used for any person whom applied for government entitlements in state, county welfare. This computer application can and will save billions of dollars in unauthorized access to low income housing, tax reimbursement, food stamps and layers of other subsidies. In the future it could be used to ID illegal aliens applying for driver’s licenses, car insurance, registration and health care services. In the long run to stop organizations such as ACORN, its use can encompass mortgage and home buyers evaluation by Freddie MAC and Fannie MAY.

    Other uses could be spectacular to reducing criminal fraud, again saving billions more dollars from financial institutions and government. In its intrinsic form E-Verification had limited improvements, but its progression and federal funding is establishing it as a very efficient piece of computer software. Its ease of operation can now determine who is illegally in the country. The US Chamber of Commerce, ACLU, Liberal-Marxists recognized very quickly that it could halt the millions of illegal workers flocking here from every corner of the world; not just illegal aliens from across the Southern border. Large grants of money and special favors from some of the largest globalist’s corporate organizations assumed that, the USCC and the ACLU could derail its purpose or even through the law courts rescind the program. But Public outrage staged through a bombardment of jamming the Washington switchboard, has frightened the anti-sovereignty politicians and that it was far too late to make the program disappear.

    Very few illegal aliens have not used a Social Security card or other government ID, as this is mandatory to get a job as Human resources must comply with the 1-9 federal employment document laws. In good measure this saves headaches for the employers, if he has 1-9′s in his possession for ICE auditors. If by slight of hand President Obama passes a misnomer path to citizenship bill or as it’s readily called in truth BLANKET AMNESTY? Then other than using E-Verify to use this digital apparatus on detecting the next waves of illegal newcomers in work locations, it will seem meaningless as we progress towards mindless overpopulation. Should public anger neutralize any chance of comprehensive immigration reform, than E-Verify will assure us of the ultimate weapon in clearing the workplace of unauthorized aliens? Fraudulent ID has been a major problem from the beginning, as in these days of sophisticated copying machines and computer enhancement has made the detecting of bogus identification difficult for employment environments.

    The last Comprehensive Immigration reform was a disaster in the making, of which it ended up in chaos and ultimate fraud. All aliens had to do was to prove as part of legalization that they had been resident in the United States before the Simpson/Mazzoli bill was enacted. So the outcome was a whole industry of illegal documents including rental agreements, utility bills and what ever else could be produced to cheat the federal inspection agents. Thus 2.3 million people turned into 5 million, with very few Guest workers staying in the agricultural industry. It’s really is a waste of paper to name all the Anti-Sovereignty, pro-open border legislators, whom seem to have easily forgotten their oath of allegiance to the overall population, and have sided with pro-illegal immigrant critics. As in–SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES– the money they spend on illegal workers and their families is inconsequential because it does come out of their bank accounts.

    A copy of the entire act is available at: https://www.oig.lsc.gov/legis/irca86.htm/ READ IT TO UNDERSTAND THAT AMENDMENTS COULD BE ADDED, TO THIS ACT INSTEAD OF PROCEEDING WITH ANOTHER LAW TO COMPLICATE THE WHOLE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT INVASION. WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER AMNESTY. WE JUST NEED TO RIGIDLY ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT WERE SIGNED INTO LAW IN 1986. 8 USC 1101 ACT WAS NEVER BROKEN AS OPEN BORDER RADICALS WANT YOU TO BELIEVE–IT JUST WAS NEVER, EVER ENFORCED? THE HEALTH CARE BATTLE IS GOING TO BE INSIGNIFICANT TO THE UPROAR OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO REFUSE THIS FOURTH PUSH FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

    As assigned Public Law November 6, 1986 No. 99 – 603 it states rather sardonically ” Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain–CONTROL OF OUR BORDER– and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people: American citizenship.” Citizenship has become a cheap bauble by both political parties, as they have intentionally failed to fund the new, border fence to original specifications and to give ICE sufficient powers to undertake their duties properly. In other words the immigration control has been a facade, a huge joke on the American people, disguised as working for the advantage of business welfare. The majority of the American people that E-Verify is being activated for another 3 years? Unfortunately, the Democrats as a majority now are no better about enforcing immigration laws. The Bush administration played tough, but was really catering to corporate welfare organizations.

    Whereas today the main ingredient with this over-heating issue is to pacify the Hispanic caucus with a promise of Comprehensive immigration reform? Early next year perhaps we will all be witness to a formidable ugly battle, as either side’s critics will storm the ramparts of THE CAPITOL with their furious debates. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Sen.Harry Reid have already weakened 287 (g) illegal immigrant apprehension training fed program, as lowering the enforcement ratings of ICE in lightening raids on businesses. Then states overwhelmed by an illegal alien population, which has ascertained its own laws because the federal government has refused to permanently maintain enforcement or seal the border. So although it has gone to court and concurred by a lower court, now the Supreme court has been added into the fermentation, by asking or being asked whether Arizona’s law can stand as constitutional?.

    As I have impressed on patriotic Americans–Immigration laws have always been compromised by inaction–but to THE PEOPLE–it looks like they are working? But in actual fact nothing is further from the truth. Remember its THE PEOPLE’S will of what happens next, so voters can instigate there own discovery of enforcement grading for politicians. YOU SHOULD DECIDE THE NEXT GENERATIONS FUTURE, not a bunch of elected public servants who care only for the careers, reputations and there next campaign contributions? I cannot emphasis the importance of investigating both–NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH and CAPSWEB website to understand the aftermath of another AMNESTY, followed by OVERPOPULATION that will surely follow.

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