Oklahoma shows some backbone
March 09, 2007, 06:38 PM
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A reader kindly pointed this out to me:

A key element in House Bill 1804, the Basic Pilot Program, uses federal databases to determine work eligibility.

Oklahoma would be among the first in the nation to enroll in the program, and employers would be required to use the database system to confirm employees’ legal status. Several Oklahoma employers already use the system, and Terrill said Basic Pilot would reduce the possibility of discrimination in the work environment.

It is strange that so many folks seem to think that state and local governments can do nothing to address immigration issues. It appears it will take some imagination and initiative-but it can be done.