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Labor Department actively supporting illegal immigration with "We Can Help" program (Hilda Solis) - 04/03/10

The Department of Labor has announced a new program called "We Can Help": they're beefing up workplace enforcement of labor laws and specifically targeting industries with large numbers of illegal aliens. And, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is rushing to point out that this program covers all workers regardless of immigration status. In other words, one part of the federal government is assisting with something that the other parts of the federal government considers to be illegal. Obviously, few want workers to be exploited, but the solution isn't to take steps to make the problem worse as the...

Leftwing groups complain about immigration enforcement interfering with workers' rights while supporting the situtation - 10/27/09

Three leftwing groups [1] have released a report (press release here) complaining about the Department of Homeland Security conducting immigration raids at locations that are considering unionization or otherwise "interfering" with workers' rights. To cut to the chase, visiting "liberals" should consider this anecdote offered by Daphne Eviatar of the Washington Independent (link): For example, in September 2008, an employer calling itself "Employers All Dry Water Damage Experts" recruited day laborers in New Orleans and transported them to Beaumont, Texas, where the workers claim, according...

American Apparel to lay off quarter of workforce, presumed illegal aliens - 09/04/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal informs us that American Apparel will be laying off about a quarter of their workforce due to a "crackdown" by the Department of Homeland Security (link). In a letter to employees in English and Spanish, Chief Executive Dov Charney said he was "deeply saddened" that the company has to shed workers who have been at the company for several years. Mr. Charney, a champion of immigration reform, promised to give the workers priority for jobs when "you are able to get your immigration papers in order." ...American Apparel is likely to face thousands of...

Is the ACLU's official policy to just enforce labor laws (with little or no immigration enforcement)? - 04/03/09

Back on November 28, 2007, Lucas Guttentag - "national director of the Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation" [1] - conducted an interview with the leftwing "Uprising Radio" program [2].

Hilda Solis to prefer labor enforcement to immigration enforcement? (Tyche Hendricks) - 02/04/09

Tyche Hendricks of the San Francisco Chronicle offers "Obama's labor secretary pick backs enforcement" (link); the title isn't as misleading as one might first think since Hendricks is referring to Hilda Solis's position on labor enforcement and not on immigration enforcement; Solis is especially weak on the latter. However, the goal of the article seems to be to try to sell us a new way for the Democrats to have their cake and eat it too: President Obama's pick for secretary of labor, Rep. Hilda Solis, could help shape a new approach to immigration control that emphasizes the robust...

NYT editorial hopeful about Obama immigration picks; Bush "terrorized", "hunted down" illegal aliens - 12/26/08

As their Christmas gift to the world, the New York Times offered the editorial "Getting Immigration Right" (link). As with all their other editorials on this topic, it's wrong, beginning with their sleazy inability to admit that they and George W Bush are on the same side: This is why it is so important to reverse the Bush administration’s immigration tactics, which for years have attacked the problem upside down and backward. To appease Republican nativists, it lavished scarce resources solely on hunting down and punishing illegal immigrants. Its campaign of raids, detentions and border...

Villaraigosa, Dellums, Nickels don't want ICE immigration raids of "responsible employers" - 06/20/08

If you want examples of political corruption, illegal immigration is where you should look. The latest example is a resolution proposed by three west coast mayors at this year's Conference of Mayors meeting: they don't want ICE to conduct immigration raids of "responsible employers". Instead, they want them to only raid those companies that are abusing employees and the like.

Drum Major Institute immigration study discredits all who support it - 01/19/06

A "progressive" think tank called the Drum Major Institute ("DMI") recently released a study on immigration. In the study, they advocate for open borders, although it appears they don't realize exactly what the effects of their study would be. Under their plan, we wouldn't deport illegal aliens. Rather, we'd just make sure that they worked under the same conditions as legal workers. Of course, all the millions of illegal aliens who'd come here to take advantage of this would then either: reduce many more jobs to near minimum wage, or they'd end up unemployed and obtaining welfare benefits, or...