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Over the last few weeks those of us living in Arizona have been bombarded by the media with stories about the State of Arizona requiring all businesses to use the E-Verify Employment-Eligibility Program starting on January 1, 2008. This program makes it easy for employers to check the eligibility of new employees by simply logging into the E-Verify website, entering the employees information that they provide on the standard I9 form that every new employee must fill out when hired. This is going to make sure that all Arizona business comply with the Legal Arizona Workers Act.
Beginning Jan. 1, all business owners in Arizona risk losing their state and local licenses if they knowingly or intentionally hire undocumented workers after that date. Licenses can be suspended for 10 days or longer for a first offense and revoked altogether for a second offense.
Basically this is going to prevent Arizona businesses from hiring illegal aliens. Presumably the companies are hiring these illegal because they will work for far less than the minimum wage and in return stuff the employer’s wallets. It could also be argued that the hiring of these illegal aliens also drive the overall wages down making it impossible for legal citizens to get a fair wage. It is estimated that there are 150,000 illegal aliens working in the State of Arizona currently. Nearly 6,000 employers had signed up for E-Verify, compared with fewer than 450 before the sanctions law was signed by the governor in July. Still, the 6,000 constitute just a fraction of the state’s 150,000 employers.
Now onto the part that all of you came here to read. I’m sure you can see all of the people you regularly see on the news who make excuses for the illegal aliens foaming in their drool cups right now and crapping themselves with anger. Here in Phoenix we are continually accused of being racists, nazis, fear-mongers and bigots for wanting our government to follow it’s own laws. So here it is…
Julie Pace, an attorney for the business groups, said the latest lawsuit contains the same arguments the first one did against the employer-sanctions law – that it’s an unconstitutional attempt by the state to regulate immigration and that cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants is the sole responsibility of the federal government.
The plaintiffs are providing evidence including a declaration by an Arizona employer who states that he is knowingly hiring an undocumented worker and intends to do so after Jan. 1 and has been specifically threatened by the county attorney that he is going to be prosecuted under the new law, Pace said Monday.
No Shit dumbass! Hey officers, um… I will be smoking a joint at my home, in the backyard at exacgtly 9:43 tonight if you want to just stop by or you’re in the neighborhood or whatever…
Now what I did was go to the website, I signed up, took a quick test on procedures, passed the test without even reading the manual, got certified, went in and E-Verified myself all in the span of about 20 minutes. Assuming that you had already gone through the certification process it would take less than 5 minutes for each person you needed to verify and receive a positive or negative reaction from the program.
Any business owner in Arizona or in America for that matter would be hard pressed to find something inconvenient about the program. Except those who want to hire illegals. There are many more nuances about the law that I could get into but I’m lazy and I don’t think you really care. So through out this post are important links to information regarding the topic. Plus here are a few more that may answer any questions you slobs may have.
• Here you can read the text of the law.
• The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about E-Verify. You can learn more about the program or sign up for it by going to USCIS
• Creative Business Resources, a human resources outsourcing company, operates a Web site intended to provide information about the law and how businesses must comply.
• The group Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform operates a site with information about the legal challenge to the law provided by those who are suing to overturn it.
• The American Civil Liberties Union is also among the groups suing to overturn the Arizona law and other illegal immigrant-related laws and ordinances nationwide.
Up until a few days ago the Phoenix Police Department was unable to call ICE or the Border Patrol when they caught a criminal who was suspected of being an illegal alien except under special circumstances. Their hands were tied by Police Operations Order 1.4 that is the order that currently prescribes and dictates exactly when a Phoenix Police Officer can call Immigration and Customs authorities — and when they cannot. It is the same Order that has caused Phoenix to be labeled by some as a “Sanctuary City”. In recent weeks, talk-radio hosts and newspaper columnists have battered Gordon for failing to quell a dispute over day laborers at M.D. Pruitt’s Home Furnishings, where 200 people gathered to protest on Saturday. But if you ask me I think they should just let them keep protesting because THE ILLEGAL ALIENS KEEP GOING OUT AND PROTESTING!
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s human smuggling unit arrested 8 more illegal immigrants outside Pruitt’s Furniture on Saturday. That brings the total to 32 arrests over a 6-week period in which Sheriff’s deputies have been enforcing state and federal immigration laws througout Maricopa County.
Pro-illegal immigration and day laborer protesters have been lining up outside the Thomas road store, protesting the store and the Sheriff’s illegal immigration enforcement.
Arpaio says those protesters will be arrested and put in jail if they violate any laws on the Pruitt’s store property.
Well, (D) Mayor Phil Gordon has decided to change Police Operations Order 4.1! Gordon and city have come under criticism for the existing policy after the shooting death of a Phoenix Police officer by an illegal immigrant from Mexico. There are an estimated 579,000 illegals in the state making up 12 percent of Arizona’s work force, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.
The revised policy is being reviewed now by former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton, former U.S. Attorney Jose Rivera, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley and they have been asked to make their decision by December 31. This revised policy would apparently untie police and sheriffs deputies allowing them to call immigration anytime they see fit. Which is exactly what the police union has been asking for for years.
“When it was written, it was right for local law enforcement and our community,” Gordon told reporters. “But it was written in another time – and it was based on the premise that the federal government would fulfill all its responsibilities regarding immigration enforcement. Obviously, that has changed.”
As you would expect apologists for law breaking illegal aliens are wetting their pants and crying their way through boxes of tissues. One real jackass Salvador Reza made the following statement that “Mayor Gordon’s about-face is a result of his listening to a very small group of Minutemen, Nazis, and KKKs”! Are you kidding me?
Hispanic community leaders on Wednesday accused Mayor Phil Gordon of rushing through changes to a police department policy that prohibits officers from questioning the immigration status of people they run across during routine duties. On Monday, the mayor announced the formation of a four-man panel to come up with a revised policy that would allow officers to contact ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) when they have reason to question the immigration status of anyone who’s believed to have committed another infraction.
Basically the apologists and those who believe that they have any sorts of rights in this country because they are not citizen but just happen to be on American soil are slowly being choked out by the overwhelming desire by REAL Americans to stop illegal aliens. Another win for the good guys.
A few weeks ago, Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested 6 day laborers near Pruitt’s Furniture. The Sheriff stepped in after the Phoenix police were not responding to the complaints that Pruitt’s Furniture had made about the gathering of day laborers near their store. This upset the “Latino community.” They protested and called for a useless boycott against Pruitt’s furniture. Read more of the story here.
ACLU wacko Daniel Pachoda
PHOENIX — The legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona was arrested Saturday during a demonstration at a Phoenix store that has been a site of controversy over illegal immigrant day laborers.
Capt. Paul Chagolla said Daniel Pochoda was arrested as activists demonstrated in front of Pruitt’s Furniture and that Pochoda is accused of misdemeanor trespassing.
Deputies said they warned Pochoda six times to leave, but he refused.
The owners of Pruitt’s have complained that their business is being harmed by day laborers’ presence. Sheriff’s deputies have responded with arrests, drawing protests from immigration rights activists.
“I’m not their favorite guy,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “They’ve sued me. I think this guy (Pochoda) is involved in a lawsuit against me. You think that’s going to bother me?”
Bystanders came by to shake the sheriff’s hand. One woman told Arpaio, “You kick butt.”
“It’s a disgrace that private businesses can be intimidated by activists that don’t like the immigration laws that this sheriff is enforcing,” Arpaio said.
“We as people who are trying to fight for a cause, we need to understand also the feelings and the exasperation of all of those businesses who feel affected by this situation,” said Elias Bermudez of Immigrants Without Borders.
Activists also protested last Saturday in front of Pruitt’s. They said they were supporting illegal immigrants and day laborers.