Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dow crashes, Immigration Fears

Get a clue.

The American economy is on the verge of laying a big fat goose egg....the housing bubble is really a bubble...and now the idiot GOP has riled everyone up so much that ICE is forced to play tough. Business - usually supported by the GOP -is quaking in its boots.

And so will you, the public, as your services and products are slower in coming because the people who make, do, provide, are swept out of the country. So when you have to wait 10 min for water in your favorite restaurant, or don't have childcare for your kids so you can work...pat yourselves on the back for driving out the "illegals" as you now have to do it for yourselves.

US businesses are bracing for a possible major crackdown on illegal foreign workers, as the government seeks to give immigration authorities more power to punish companies hiring undocumented workers.

President George W. Bush's administration has proposed a federal regulation that unions warn could lead to mass firings nationwide by companies seeking to avoid prosecution and fines. "It's going to put businesses all over the nation in a bind," said Tamar Jacoby, an immigration expert at the conservative Manhattan Institute.

"If the feds (federal authorities) really follow through with this, and I think they're going to, you're going to see lots of industries ... leave the US," Jacoby said. The rule under consideration in Washington relates directly to the potentially fraudulent use of Social Security numbers, which employees provide at the time of hiring. Fake Social Security cards are widely available on the black market, allowing many immigrants to work at major US corporations.