Minutemen of Clay County Florida
News From The Front, Page 27
-- Border Patrol conflict widens
-- The compromise is much worse than amnesty (5/20/2007)
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Damning text of what
the bureaucrats and their political allies want to do to America:
The new Amnesty compromise is about 600 pages long. I wondered how that could be.
Now I know, it’s because the bill contains other crap intended to turn America into Russia – read it for yourself -- If we are to survive as a nation these people have to be dug out of government!
>>>>> Story below:
WASHINGTON DC - Some components of the new immigration bill will definitely benefit the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies by tracking all sources of wages and compensation by American workers, even those who are legally American citizens.
The bill will make it illegal to hire anyone for any work in the US for paid wages, unless both the worker and employer complete the new registration requirements, including providing the employee's work history for the past five years even if they are American citizens each time they apply for a job.
The new $400 million "employment verification" component of the extensive bill would add new electronic registration requirements for all American citizens who do work for compensation and even American employers as well.
As it stands, the new bill would require all employers to "register" with the federal government and report the data for new employees to the government within three days of hiring them.
As such, the bill would fill in one of the last gaps in the government's tracking of wages, by making it a potential criminal or civil offense not to inform the government that a worker is receiving compensation of some sort, under the hubris of national security.
According to section Section 274A of thecurrent version of the bill, no employer would be exempt from having to register with the government and also having to verify the status of each of their new employees. The new requirements would go into effect 18 months after the electronic verification system has been created.
"The Secretary shall require all employers in the United States to participate in the System," says the text of the bill.
Although future details may change, even hiring your neighbor's kid Johnny to mow your lawn could become a long and detailed process and if you didn't follow the rules, you could get a knock at your door from Homeland Security.
First, you would have to register as a employer under the program and then call a 1-800 number with several items of information about the potential new employee (even if they have proper ID or an American passport).
Each time an employer hires someone, they would have to phone in (1) their own EIN or social security number if they are an individual (2) the social security number of the new employee (3) the state of birth of the new employee (4) the EIN number or social security number of every single place the new employee has worked in the last five years (5) and the date of birth and address for the potential new employee.
Then you'll need to wait up to 10 days to receive an answer about whether or not Johhny is approved for work in the US.
Be sure to save the authorization codes given to you by the government if he is approved and also save all of the paperwork for three years or you could have to pay a large fine.
Even if you hired him for only one day's worth of work, you'll need to save his application forms and approval codes for at least one year, says the bill.
And don't forget, under the new proposals, be prepared to give Johnny your own social security number so that he can use it the next time he applies for a job -- he'll need it under the new law for the next five years each time he applies for a job.
Hopefully, no one that you hire will steal your identity in the process even though they have your social security number.
Of course, all of the information is to be housed in a database created by the Social Security Administration that will be shared with the Department of Homeland Security, which has the authority to initiate investigations into all employers who don't participate in the system, including those who pay Johnny to mow their lawn.
The Department of Homeland Security can receive "taxpayer identity information of each person [from a report which]...contains evidence of such person's failure to register and participate in the Electronic Employment Verification System."
As such, they can initiate an investigation into any person who doesn't comply with the mandatory electronic reporting system whether they are an employer or employee.
Of course, the government will only use the information for its intended purpose -- to stop illegal workers from getting jobs. [yea – right]
"Nothing...may be construed to limit the collection, maintenance, or use of data by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue or the Commissioner of Social Security as provided by law," says the proposed law.
As seen before in Washington DC, there may be collection of data for a stated purpose -- in this case it's to fight illegal immigration -- but it seems evident that the opportunity to collect of data on US citizens is not going to be passed up once again.
If the bill passes, the most basic and private personal information about where American citizens work, their past work history, their birthdays and social security numbers will be called in to the government every time they apply for a job.
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Border Patrol conflict widens
By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 14, 2007
The National Border Patrol Council has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against U.S. Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar, saying he sought to "intimidate" field agents in an effort to discredit a "no-confidence" vote by the union's leadership.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority complaint, brought by NBPC Vice President George E. McCubbin III, said Chief Aguilar "willfully and blatantly" violated federal guidelines when he sent a top aide to seek a "show of hands" among field agents for those who supported the chief in the wake of the no-confidence vote.
Representing all 11,000 of the Border Patrol's nonsupervisory personnel, the NBPC said rank-and-file agents were targeted at the beginning-of-shift "musters" in stations throughout the Tucson, Ariz., Border Patrol sector and asked whether they had confidence in Chief Aguilar's leadership abilities.
The complaint said some agents also were approached by field managers and asked the same question in what it described as an effort "designed to intimidate employees."
The NBPC said appearances by Senior Associate Border Patrol Chief Jeff Self at the meetings was a public relations ploy aimed at discrediting the no-confidence vote -- which unanimously was approved by all 100 members of the council leadership in February -- since he knew the rank-and-file members would not risk retaliation by publicly opposing Chief Aguilar.
The vote accused the chief of "shamelessly promoting" Bush administration proposals for a guest-worker program that would "reward illegal aliens and endanger field agents," and noted a "growing frustration among front-line employees with the misguided policies and politics" of the agency and the refusal of its top managers -- including the chief -- to speak out against them.
It also accused Chief Aguilar of turning his back on Border Patrol agents who have been targeted by federal prosecutors in criminal civil rights cases -- including Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were sentenced to 11- and 12-year prison terms, respectively, for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect as he fled into Mexico.
Chief Aguilar has not commented publicly on the vote and did not respond to questions and e-mails concerning the meetings.
The NBPC complaint said the Tucson sector meetings began May 1, following the April 23 public release of the no-confidence vote and that union officials received just one notice concerning a single session, which was "provided two minutes prior to its start, notwithstanding the fact that the [NBPC] office and representatives were 60 miles away."
It said that on May 3, Chief Aguilar issued a message to all employees concerning the "staff field visits," saying they were aimed at obtaining feedback from employees concerning "how effective communication has been between the field and headquarters" and ways to improve it and to obtain information from employees on "operational initiatives and how they can be improved."
The notice also said the meetings would "answer questions as to what [the agency is] doing and [has] done, as well as the reasons behind those decisions."
"It is noteworthy that Chief Patrol Agent David Aguilar, the same management official who orchestrated the instant violations, was found guilty of similar misconduct by the authority on numerous occasions when he served as the chief patrol agent of the Tucson Border Patrol sector," the complaint said.
"By these and other actions, the charged party has willfully and blatantly violated" the law, it said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham, who oversees the Border Patrol, has endorsed Chief Aguilar and called the no-confidence vote "derisive, detrimental and blatantly unfair." He said he did not think rank-and-file agents had lost confidence in the chief.
The Washington-based Federal Labor Relations Authority adjudicates disputes under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, which allows federal employees to organize, bargain collectively and participate in labor organizations.
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