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The ICE-man cometh… Gaming the SSA.

 The situation U.S. employers now face regarding hiring is bearing the legal onus to the question, “Is this person allowed to legally work in the United States?”

The United States  Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has now fully implemented (commenced in 2011) an online services program in which one can immediately check his/her immigration work status, such site under the law enforcement jurisdiction of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).   The program Self-Check allows an individual to review his information and research the  information that federal agencies such as the SSA, Homeland Security, USCIS

Self-Check comes on the heels of regulation being pushed by legislators that requires  all employers to verify the immigration status of employees via an online program, Verify.  (We have major reservations [still] about E-Verify in that there are so  many ways to get around its confirmation process [as has been reported lately on the use of the SSNs of dead folks by illegal immigrants] and on a more serious note, makes employers a de facto arm of law enforcement is an abhorrent concept.)

To review,  prior to an employee with a potential “glitch” in his employment status applying for a job, (wherein the employer would have to validate his legal standing to work), he can check his own status online by himself.  Within that self-check, s/he can then determine the appropriate corrections necessary, if any. There are enough loop holes in this 2-tiered program to run a circus through.

Step One:  Check hirability.  The answers to the Self-Check questions are based primarily on the address history of the person applying.   Once someone has obtained a SSN or a TIN (taxpayer identification number), running a reverse address check is very easy and often free online.  (We’re not going to tell people how to do it but given our experience, take our word for it that acquiring address histories is a cake walk, especially for a determined person.)

Step Two: Establish an E-Verify’d account.  In this portion of the Self-Check process, once an applicant has been given clearance by USCIS as being hirable – via Step One above –  that individual then sets up an E-Verify account in which information will be stored for access by potential employers.   So anyone with an SSN or TIN and birth and address history can legitimize his/her identity.   How do future employers know then who is really showing up for work?  S/he won’t.

The major issue with Self-Check and  E-Verify then is of identity verification.  (Note:   E-Verify claims that in the future, it will  include a photo comparison – courtesy of Homeland Security – but they won’t release the collection data criteria.)  Will the Social Security Administration continue to issue the harder-to-track TINs? Will the IRS verify the jobs held and dates of employment assigned to each SSN? As we found out last week when millions of illegal aliens were discovered to be using the SSNs of dead people, not likely.)

Self-Check and E-Verify are good starts in the effort in removing the unwanted competition between legally hirable employees and undocumented immigrants for work but,  where employers part with these government plans is on the issue of liability.  If a person desires  to “get over” on the system, they will.  If an employer has complied with E-Verify and other hiring regulations (which obviously to date have not really turned out all that well), why should the employer be held responsible to a system in which she had no input in designing?  And the employer will face penalties for hiring errors regardless of compliance with E-Verify. The obvious work facility access requirement – a retinal scan , fingerprint, non-invasive DNA monitor, appears logical  but then we have to consider the “privacy” issues these suggestions will undoubtedly raise.

Trust, but E-Verify.  We’ve reached that point.

BNI Operatives: Situationally aware.

As always, stay safe.

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  1. There is a grading system for immigration records for each member of the GOP contenders for President and by reading this chart at NumbersUSA, you can judge for yourself, who clearly has the best evaluation of working for the American people and not the special interest lobbyists. Rick Perry, former Texas governor has poor results and the only personages who show great promise is Bachmann, Cain, Romney, with the rest of the pack trailing behind. Rick Perry however did try to pass a Voter ID law, but it was lost in a filibuster by the Democrats. The left will do anything to alter the direction of close elections—even to turning a blind eye to illegal aliens voting and destroying the integrity of citizens voting. The ACORN organization is supposedly dismantled by Congress, but this is misleading and we must be very vigilant in the 2012 election. Originally the voter canvassing business had hired a present president Obama in its infancy. In the years before
    It was finally revealed by 12 prosecuting state attorneys, they were filing hundreds of thousands of fraudulent voting applications.

    When America is trying to overcome the 14 Trillion dollar federal deficit, we cannot afford to keep subsidizing the rest of the world’s poor. In fact the daily quota of illegal aliens who slip past our fence, just adds to the poverty already spreading here. Much of that poverty is brought into our nation, by these very individual, that ICE and the Border Patrol try to keep out.

    YOU ARE THE VOTERS AND YOU CAN STOP THE MERCILESS INTIMIDATION OF ARIZONA, ALABAMA, GEORGIA AND OTHER STATES THAT UNITE?

    The agenda of the U.S. Government have cultivated this mess over thirty years, but the major dilemma came after the 1986 Immigration Control and reform Act. Now that Governor Brown has signed into law the state-only ’Dream Act’ he has assured illegal immigrants will get–public money. Whether they get tuition money from Taxpayers, they are still illegal aliens and under the new Lamar Smith’s E-Very bill, their illegal parents will have to self deported, once they find jobs are no longer available to them. This is because “LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” (H.R. 2885) after passage, will be a mandatory deterrent, to rid foreigners taking jobs from Americans workers. Corporations, businesses–large or small, will be held accountable, specifically under the growing nationwide influence of the TEA PARTY.

    America always desires professional highly-skilled occupations, who will not become a taxpayers liability? But what is happening is greedy companies using less than honest attorneys to fill in the paperwork for second-rate workers, who definitely don’t fill the requirements of the law, but are in truth are fraudulent discount labor. However bucketing through our mostly open borders are—ECONOMIC—illegal aliens that is just more profit for thousands of undaunted companies that hire them and end up as public welfare charges.

    Company owners who still feel they have free reign and not subject to the law, will find themselves on the wrong end of sudden ICE audits, Hiring foreigners will be risking activity and their their company license could be canceled, then alternatively facing huge fines, confiscation of assets and even imprisonment. This is by far a very serious issue, because no matter which way you look at it, this is about obnoxious greed; profiting from the unfortunate 14 million U.S. Citizen and legal worker, who are being extricated in lieu of cheap labor. Even now Business that have illegal nationals in their employ, best be on their guard as the word in out to inform the ICE agencies, of suspicious incidents of employment irregularities. Here is the phone number to report unusual goings-on 1-866-DHS-2ICE (866-347-2423). SEE SOMETHING? DO SOMETHING?

    Obama’s main players like Eric Holder and the Dept of IN-Justice are resolute in secret situations as selectivity in deportations. Just because an illegal alien has no heinous criminal record, you could actually walk free? This is not how our immigration laws are written? You enter America in violation of the law, you should be deported. There are very few mitigating circumstances. This is particularly wrong when thousands of legitimate new immigrants must wait their turn, waiting patiently for years. His executive decisions just draw thousands of more foreigners, into our nation looking for free handouts. The–Instant–citizenship for babies, under the present 14th amendment is a twisted, expensive situation that is just part of the $113 billion a year paid out in welfare entitlements. Adding California’s ‘Dream Act” further is yet another windfall for the 20 million plus foreigners, who have settled here in the US. This is unacceptable to the ordinary American people, who seem to being placed secondary to these foreign nationals.

    The TEA PARTY is not defined by the GOP RINO’s that are the prominent politic of the party proper. The TEA PARTY is of a different breed that believes in a moderate government, with less intervention in our daily lives. The TEA PARTY is an overhaul of our political system, rampant with corruption and greed, that will overturn the tax code, that—only—47 percent of America pays, with far too many exceptions, loopholes and subsidies. Businessman Herman Cain’s plan of a 9-9-9 tax seems perfectly feasible where everybody pays. By now everybody has heard of Farmers complaints that their crops are dying in the fields, especial the tomato growers in Alabama? What hasn’t been passed on to the general public as admitted in farmers interviews with the Huntsville Times, that they couldn’t locate anybody to hire that was legally here. They the truth came out in the interviews, which they hadn’t even looked for workers at the employment office or advertised in the local press.

    One farmer was offered free advertising by a community radio station, but that individual refused. According to the source some farmers were only paying illegal aliens $2.00 a box, but sold their tomatoes for $10.00 a box. My guess it’s probably this same greedy profit margin across the United States? Something is definitely wrong with this picture. Adding insult to injury the farmers were clearing over $200.000 in profit. Then incredulously the farmers and the big agricultural concerns give no benefits to their workers, so not only do the taxpayers have to pay for hospital visits, from the flue to a serious injury; for the whole family as well. Then the children have free education, thanks to the gullible American taxpayer. I am sure illegal aliens and taxpayers are exploited in any other state, in California for sure. The coastal state has one of the massive growing systems throughout this nation, and greedy farmers pay little for the work, placing the whole weight of their illegal aliens living here on the taxpayers. Internal ICE agents do not have the manpower to raid every despicable farm owners acreage, but this nefarious situation is sure to be prevalent everywhere.

    If you haven’t really noticed where ICE agents have raided businesses annually–from meat packing plants, carpet warehouses, restaurant chains, supermarkets, hotels, construction sites, companies have quickly advertised from new workers as the illegal aliens not apprehended, have fled. Within a few days there are new lines of potential lawful labor of black, white, Hispanic gender waiting for the chance of a job. A chicken processing plant in Albertville, Alabama hired 125 LEGAL employees this week, to replace the 125 illegal aliens that left their jobs and fled the state—this just informs you that ICE enforcement is working. Contact your own local Senator or Representative or federal politician at 202-224-3121 and insist on E-Verify, “LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” (H.R. 2885.) HELP THE WORKING AMERICAN AND STOP THESE TRAVESTIES OF OUR LAWS.

    One Old Vet saying, “Stand next to me and you’ll never stand alone.”

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