#ncga: An E-verify showdown in the House?
In 2013, then-speaker Thom Tillis led an effort to ram through legislation that watered down immigration status verification requirements for farm workers — clearly a sop to the Farm Bureau in preparation for his US Senate run.
In 2015, it appears an effort to reverse that mess has been introduced in the North Carolina House. The “Protect North Carolina Workers Act” — sponsored by Reps. Chris Millis, Debra Conrad, Chris Whitmire, and George Cleveland — seeks to strengthen and expand checks on immigration status for workers in North Carolina. The subtitle for the bill gives you a hint of where this thing is headed:
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYERS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL E-VERIFY PROGRAM; TO UNDO THE E-VERIFY CHANGES ENACTED IN S.L. 2014-119; TO REPEAL THE E-VERIFY EXEMPTION FOR TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES; TO EXCLUDE FARM WORKERS FROM THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEE UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 64 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO ENFORCE E-VERIFY REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO COUNTY AND CITY CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CONSULATE OR EMBASSY DOCUMENTS MAY NOT BE USED TO DETERMINE A PERSON’S IDENTIFICATION OR RESIDENCE FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES
Um, BOOM. This ought to explode a few establishment / leftist heads. On the face of it, this bill sounds like a huge heaping bit of common sense. But, in the era of Obama and Karl Rove, common sense often gets stood on its head.
If you read into the text of the bill, you see that it directly challenges some of the terms of Barry Obama’s amnesty decree. (This could get FUN.)
Get on the horn to your legislators, and get them behind this thing.
3 thoughts on “#ncga: An E-verify showdown in the House?”
Great legislation! It is good to see that we have Republicans in our legislature who stand and fight for conservative principles as set out in the Republican platform. That is such a refreshing change from the surrender monkeys like Boehner and McConnell. We do need to contact our GOP legislators about getting behind this legislation.
I wonder if we could get some legislation passed to bill the Feds for the cost of educating those ”border children” they dumped upon us. They may not pay it, but we need to sent them the bill. We need to keep that issue alive.
This is great, but once Obama starts issuing SS numbers, illegal aliens will pass E-verify with flying colors. This would only apply to new illegals and those who could not qualify for Obama’s, John Boehner’s and Renee Ellmers’ amnesty (e.g., convicted murderers).
There is never a perfect piece of legislation. Let’s take every bit of help we can get on this.
The Democrats don’t pick to death their legislation, just because it doesn’t give them everything they want, all at once. They take the long view and just keep scheming and pressing for what they want.
Democrats don’t worry about whether it’s constitutional or follows existing law. They ram it through, quickly put it to work, and let the courts settle it, years later. In the meantime, they’ve advanced their agenda so far that some of it is almost impossible to undo, even if the courts smack them down.
Let’s use their own tactics against them. We either make dust, or we eat dust. Aren’t you sick of eating dust?
The “Protect North Carolina Workers Act” helps limit illegal alien activity, so I’m calling my reps to encourage them to support it.
Let’s pass it, and then keep pushing for more. We have to be relentless.
Thank you, Reps. Chris Millis, Debra Conrad, Chris Whitmire, and George Cleveland.
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