Well this is taking employers hiring illegal aliens to a whole new level. The Dallas Independent School District, under trustee Joe May, wants to hire illegal aliens to be teachers of bilingual classes. What the hell kind of laws do these people read before they make these decisions and proposals? It seems like none as it is definitely illegal to hire illegal aliens in any circumstance.
It turns out there's more to this story than it appears though. See below for more on who this Joe May is.
Dallas Morning News
Dallas' school district has a shortage of bilingual teachers.
DISD trustee Joe May knows where he can find a lot of people who speak Spanish fluently and are already in the country. And he'd like to put them to work.
But there's at least one big hurdle: The school district cannot knowingly hire illegal immigrants because it's against federal law.
Mr. May wants to amend that so the district can hire illegal immigrants who are college-educated and can qualify for the district's emergency teaching certification program. The issue will be discussed at the school board's policy briefing
"We're paying for DISD people to go over" to other countries to recruit bilingual teachers, Mr. May said. "It makes sense if we set up shop over here. We can build an employment base in our own market."
Federal officials responded Monday to questions about Mr. May's proposal by reciting the current law.
"It's illegal to knowingly hire or continue to employ illegal aliens," said Carl Rusnok, regional communications director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Unless you're in this country legally, it's illegal for you to work."
Under federal law, employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers face criminal prosecution and substantial fines.
Lonewacko points out that in Joe May's bio for the board that he is the former two term President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a proponent of illegal aliens. So this is not a simple "needs" issue it is a political decision under the guise of a "needs" issue.
Joe May was elected to the Board of Trustees in August 2002, and serves on the Board’s Policy and Education Committees. He was elected as second vice-president in May 2004.
Mr. May’s history of community service in the Dallas community includes two terms as president of the League of United Latin American Citizens
Sometimes things aren't always what they seem. This Joe May has his hands in other areas including zoning and the Small Business Association. I wonder how many of these places he has also pushed through proposals on getting more illegal aliens into the country and hired?
This is what we face in this country. People benefiting by pushing through items that break our laws and destroy opportunities for American workers.
The only subject that non-English-speaking students should be studying is English. It is the language of our nation.
The only place that illegal aliens should be is getting on an airplane to be deported.
Joe May tries to make the balkanization of the USA, caused in large part by illegal alien work thieves' presence here, into the necessity of hiring the illegal aliens to teach their anchor babies. Just another step toward amnesty.
Mr. May, take the doors off your home and see how long it is until you call the police to have the illegal "immigrants" removed from the premises. If you are open borders, prove it by opening your home to anyone who wants to come in.
Posted by: Anonymous on November 14, 2008 10:24 PM