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Officials to target employers of illegal immigrants
www.kfor.com ^ | Nov 11, 2005, 12:41 PM | JANICE FRANCIS-SMITH

Posted on 11/13/2005 6:59:00 AM PST by amigatec

Officials to target employers of illegal immigrants

BY JANICE FRANCIS-SMITH THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKLAHOMA CITY -- To reduce the supply of illegal workers in Oklahoma, lawmakers are considering a proposal to target the source of the demand: employers.

"Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," professor Vernon Briggs, a labor economist at Cornell University in New York, told state House and Senate members assigned to a joint committee to consider how illegal workers are impacting Oklahoma's labor market.

State Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa, and state Rep. Lance Cargill, R-Harrah – a pair that seldom see eye to eye on legislation – worked together to bring an interim study on illegal immigrant labor before the Legislature. Both legislators said illegal workers threaten access to jobs and health care benefits for Oklahoma citizens........

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegal; immigrantlist; immigrants; immigration
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1 posted on 11/13/2005 6:59:01 AM PST by amigatec
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To: amigatec; Joe Hadenuf; Travis McGee

BOUT TIME PING


3 posted on 11/13/2005 7:06:44 AM PST by SerpentDove (Now back to our regularly scheduled program...)
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To: amigatec
Officials to target employers of illegal immigrants

About damn time !!!!!

4 posted on 11/13/2005 7:07:42 AM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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test


5 posted on 11/13/2005 7:10:40 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win there phony polls.)
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To: amigatec

Fantastic! Now let us do it on a national level.


6 posted on 11/13/2005 7:11:01 AM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

I agree.


7 posted on 11/13/2005 7:12:39 AM PST by Gabz
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To: amigatec

Probably just more talk. They're doing a little more of that recently. Action?....yea, sure!


8 posted on 11/13/2005 7:18:09 AM PST by sangoo
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What's wrong with this is that nobody will hire any hispanic from the moment that becomes law; the penalty factor will be too great, so why risk that your employee might just be from south of the border?


9 posted on 11/13/2005 7:26:40 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: amigatec
But as long as employers continue to hire illegal workers – who typically work harder for less pay – the problem will continue, Briggs said.

Just had to throw that in, huh?

"Illegal immigrants will always out-produce American workers," said Briggs. "Because the stakes are too great for them. They know what happens if they have to go back."

American's are lazy so it's up to the illegals to do the job for us. So what happens if they're sent back? They'll be crossing the border in two weeks time.

If businesses choose to pass on those savings to customers, the consumers benefit, too. The losers are taxpayers, said Briggs

Customers and taxpayers are one and the same, excluding those illegal customers who don't pay taxes of course.

Even if the country's border patrol were perfect, it would still not eliminate the problem of illegal residents, since roughly 40 percent come into the country through legal means: as students, tourists or on temporary work visas, said Briggs.

All righty, the how about those issuing the visas do their jobs by following doing just a little bit of a background check on thoses "students" and then follow up on those who "forget" to go home when their visas expire.

10 posted on 11/13/2005 7:31:39 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: CondorFlight

"What's wrong with this is that nobody will hire any hispanic from the moment that becomes law; the penalty factor will be too great, so why risk that your employee might just be from south of the border?"

BS-- It's very easy to check illegal status thru a Federal database that has been set up for that purpose.


11 posted on 11/13/2005 7:35:39 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: sangoo
Probably just more talk. They're doing a little more of that recently. Action?....yea, sure!

I know what you mean.

To reduce the supply of illegal workers in Oklahoma, lawmakers are considering a proposal to target the source of the demand: employers.

"Considering" something is not the same as accomplishing something.

"Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," professor Vernon Briggs, a labor economist...

Ain't that the truth! And it's more than just an economic cost.

12 posted on 11/13/2005 7:36:43 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: gubamyster

ping list, please


13 posted on 11/13/2005 7:37:33 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: amigatec

At least the states are taking action.

The core point in all this illegal immigration business is the elephant in the living room that neither political party wants to recognize - the corrupt oligarchy that rules Mexico.

Until they are forced to clean up their act and give their citizens a shot at a decent life they will continue to use us as a relief valve and let us take care of their sick and poor.

Washington will never grow the spine, but a good "first step" (as the liberals say) is to tighten up our flow of tourists.


15 posted on 11/13/2005 7:40:19 AM PST by Oatka (Hyphenated-Americans have hyphenated-loyalties -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: NY Attitude

and the fine should be the difference between the wages paid to illegal and the wages that would've been paid to similar worker in usa "times" the the duration of the time the illegal worked "plus" the amount of social security due "plus" a fine.

on a different note, it should be ok for companies to off shore jobs as long as any future contracts let out side of the usa where individuals are hired outside the usa, their is a surtax on the wages paid to those individuals at the same rate as imposed on wages within the usa. this should be a law to all outsourcing of contracts (jobs) on all companies throughout the country.


16 posted on 11/13/2005 7:53:41 AM PST by ldish (God save the USA)
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To: amigatec

When pigs fly


17 posted on 11/13/2005 8:12:09 AM PST by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: CondorFlight
nobody will hire any hispanic... why risk that your employee might just be from south of the border?

Nonsense. Authoritative "proof of presence" documents such as U.S. passports and "green cards" are quite difficult to forge, and using forgeries of them is a federal felony. The burden is on the employee, not the employer.

18 posted on 11/13/2005 8:18:32 AM PST by angkor
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To: DumpsterDiver
"Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," professor Vernon Briggs, a labor economist...

Well, I would say that nothing is more expensive than cheap talk about doing something about this problem. The longer we wait the more we become divided as a nation...letting in people who have no interest in assimilating into our culture but rather many who desire to take back a part of it.

19 posted on 11/13/2005 8:36:22 AM PST by sangoo
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To: CondorFlight

"What's wrong with this is that nobody will hire any hispanic from the moment that becomes law; the penalty factor will be too great, so why risk that your employee might just be from south of the border?"

Why won't they? It should be simple enough to check on a person's citizenship status, but these companies are not doing that. They are actually looking for these people in order to get labor on the cheap.

Now we need to publish the names of these companies and the products they sell.

Don't forget to dip an captured illegal in bright blue dye so they can be easily spotted if they stay in the country.


20 posted on 11/13/2005 1:09:06 PM PST by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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