While those in support of illegal aliens have railed on and on that it is a federal issue, there are those pro-illegal alien supporters who would prevent the federal government from doing their jobs. I know this is shocking news.
People like California Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes
(D-Sylmar) who has introduced - and had passed in the California Assembly - a bill that preemptively counters any bill that would make company use of E-Verify mandatory. E-Verify is formerly known as the Basic Pilot Program and checks the legal eligibility of someone applying for a job to work in this country. The only ones who need to worry about being rejected by E-Verify are illegal aliens.
The bill, which passed by a 43-31 vote, is AB 2076 (Latest copy here) which amends the California Labor Code to forbid use of the E-Verify system.
In the bill it states that
This bill would prohibit the State of California from participating in any electronic employment verification system, as defined, unless required by federal law. The bill would also prohibit a city, county, city and county, or special district from requiring any employer to use an electronic employment verification system.
It also makes the laughable assertion that employers in California are actually doing their job in not hiring illegals. Laughable because it is the main magnet that is drawing illegal aliens into California. Also laughable because the current system of verifying employee work eligibility is obviously severely broken. This is something not lost on people like Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, who want the current broken system to continue.
Currently, a system of state and federal laws outline the procedures employers must use to comply with immigration and labor laws, and most employers practice due diligence in complying with these laws.
Obviously not enough of them.
On top of this bill which forbids California state and local governments from using E-Verify, they also want to highly discourage any business in California from using the E-Verify system voluntarily. Contrary to what is noted below the actual error rate in E-Verify is minuscule and those legit workers who encountered an error were able to clear things up with a matter of a day or two. Legitimate errors included people not completing their name change information after marrying and people who have just gained citizenship and slacked on finishing up their necessary paperwork.
While recognizing that participation in the federal electronic employment verification system, E-Verify, is voluntary, the State of California discourages employers from participating in any electronic employment verification system, unless required by federal law, due to concerns with federal database error rates and the discriminatory impact of the system.
Once again pro-illegal forces in our state governments are trying to undermine not only their taxpayers, but US taxpayers who are providing funds for education and infrastructure maintenance that is being overrun due to overpopulation.
California residents need to take action on this bill! You can do so by contacting your State Senator right now by going to this CapWiz page and getting their contact information and telling them to vote NO on AB 2076. Do it now!
Tipped by: We Hate Gringos