On Mike McConnell's show yesterday, he went into some of the things that Koch Foods attempted to do to find out whether or not their employees were illegal or not.
Apparently, the company suspected that they did have a number of illegals but didn't really have a way to effectively find out how to gather information without singling out hispanics, thereby exposing them to discrimination suits and civil rights violations.
So how do the feds respond, they blow into the place arresting 161 employees.
Does the hypocrisy end there? Nooooooooo. Dave at NixGuy then tells of ODJFS offering assistance to those impacted by the arrest.
So let me make sure I got this right. You arrest a worker because they are illegal and then offer public assistance to the illegals' families.
I was in traffic court a couple of years ago. There were probably four illegals in court for a variety of offenses; drunk driving, driving without insurance, etc. Not one of these people were detained because of their illegal status.
And yet this same government wants to come down on employers for hiring these people.... It's totally ridiculous.
Many want to bust the heads of companies who hire an illegal to which I ask this question; Assume you need a worker, one shows up with what looks to be legitimate documentation, what do you do?
You cannot do a preemptive check on the legality of the documentation, that's illegal, what do you do?
When employers receive information regarding discrepancies related to names and social security numbers they are specifically told that they are not allowed to fire the employee for the discrepancy they are just supposed correct the error. Many times the illegal will give yet more false information.
But this same illegal can walk into a BMV and get a license with the same totally bogus information.
I've got an idea, let's make government officials responsible for the deportation of illegals when they KNOW they have one. Let's hold the same officials responsible for the integrity of government documentation they KNOW is obtained illegally. Let's force the same government officials to set up a system whereby an employer can obtain the adequate documentation to determine the legal status of employees.
Once these same officials can do this, then we can start busting employers heads.