Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Slight of Hand

Janet Reno Napalitano announced today that the Obama Regime supports E-Verify, the federal website that verifies authorization to work in the U.S., and the effort by some in Congress to require all federal contractors to use E-Verify. http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1247063976814.shtm

However, buried at the end of the press release was the real news; news that the Obama Regime isn't really interested in catching illegal aliens by using E-Verify.

Here is the money quote:

"DHS will be proposing a new regulation rescinding the 2007 No-Match Rule, which was blocked by court order shortly after issuance and has never taken effect. That rule established procedures that employers could follow if they receive SSA No-Match letters or notices from DHS that call into question work eligibility information provided by employees. These notices most often inform an employer many months or even a year later that an employee’s name and Social Security Number provided for a W-2 earnings report do not match SSA records—often due to typographical errors or unreported name changes. E-Verify addresses data inaccuracies that can result in No-Match letters in a more timely manner and provides a more robust tool for identifying unauthorized individuals and combating illegal employment."

What Janet Reno Napalitano was not telling you was that E-Verify is only used at the time of hire and on new employees. By revoking the No-Match Rule, the Obama Regime is openly telling those employers who have already hired illegal aliens that they will be protected from prosectution and telling the illegal aliens that are already here that they may remain here until the planned Obama Regime amnesty.

The press release is further disingenuous by claiming that: " These notices most often inform an employer many months or even a year later that an employee’s name and Social Security Number provided for a W-2 earnings report do not match SSA records—often due to typographical errors or unreported name changes."

However, while some errors are due to typographical errors and name changes, they are not a significant source of mismatches between Social Security numbers as reported to the IRS and Social Security Administration. The main and overwhelming source of mismatched Social Security numbers is the employment of illegal aliens. Additionally, tens of thousands of illegal aliens use the Social Security Number 000-00-0000 on their pay records, reporting and with-holding. For those illegal aliens already employed, they will be caught by a mis-match report, but not by E-Verify, as, again, E-Verify is only used at initial hiring. It is prohibited to use E-Verify on already hired employees.

So, like a game of Three-Card Monty, Janet Reno Napalitano has distracted us from the goal of E-Verify, stopping employment of illegal alien labor, and implemented a program designed to maintain the status quo of illegal alien labor until the next amnesty. Perhaps we should start calling her Tricky Dick Napalitano.

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