Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Making the "No Job List"

That immigration bill working its way through the Senate is supposed to keep illegal immigrants from working in this county. But the ACLU warns it could keep American citizens from getting jobs.

They argue it'll require every American to get approval from the Deparment of Homeland Security before applying for a new job.

"Under this already flawed program no one would be able to work in the U.S. without DHS approval - creating a ‘No Work List’ similar to the government’s ‘No Fly List.’ We need immigration reform, but not at this cost." -- Timothy Sparapani, ACLU Legislative Counsel
Under the bill, the DHS would have to approve workers' eligibility through the Department's Employment Eligibility Verification System. (ACLU)

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