Reid Declines Vote on Illegal Worker Plan, 8 News Now, Las Vegas, July 13, 2010That’s the Dems’ answer for everything immigration related: comprehensive amnesty with hispandering politics set on High.
LAS VEGAS – In this election season, Senator Harry Reid’s campaign events often include claims of how many stimulus funded jobs he’s created. But how many of these construction jobs are going to workersÂ in the country illegally?
E-Verify is a computer program many employers use to determine if job applicants are U.S. citizens. Construction companies are not forced to use the official E-Verify system to determine if construction job applicants are in this country legally.
Republican Senator Jeff Sessions introduced an amendment inÂ 2009 that would have made E-Verify permanent and mandatory for all construction companies. Senator Reid did not allow the idea to come up for a vote.
”The reason: we need to do comprehensive immigration reform. We cannot do it piecemeal,” said Reid.
Hey, Harry, if the country had more immigration enforcement, there would be a lot fewer jobless Americans. But traditional citizens and their need for employment get little attention from the current government.
And anyway, we citizens are still owed serious border and workplace control as promised in the 1986 amnesty, which didn’t come with an expiration date. It was a carrot-and-stick compromise (the kind that Obama denies he is holding out for now), but the aliens got their reward while we citizens never got the increased policing.
And now the Dems want to run the same play yet again, like we’ve never seen it before.