Demand Senate Keep E-Verify Out of Appropriations Bill!

March 5, 2009

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Once again the forces of Big Brother are trying to jam the E-Verify System through Congress – this time through the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

The vote make be taken as early as Friday!

It must be stopped at all costs.

Supporters of E-Verify tell you this is the best way to stop illegals from getting jobs. They tell you it is efficient and accurate. Somehow they have deluded themselves into thinking E-Verify is just a proud, patriotic American program.

These are all lies.

E-Verify should be renamed the “Get Permission to Work from the Feds.” It uses the Social Security number as your only means to obtain a job. It means that every baby born here will have to basically be stamped, numbered and registered to live in our society.

Of course many of these things are already in place. But when did it become patriotic to support Big Brother surveillance programs? When did such polices become Conservative? In my 40 years of fighting for freedom not once did I ever hear that total surveillance was freedom.

It’s tyranny. And we can put a stop to it right now!

Here’s proof that E-Verify is part of the growing national surveillance society. The Department of Homeland Security now wants to move the Social Security Administration under its wing. Social Security is supposed to be about money for your old age – not national security. What other purpose can there be for this action than to use the Social Security number as a national identity code?

Proponents of E-Verify – like NumbersUSA tell us how efficient E-Verify is.

Do you want an efficient Big Brother?

The truth is E-Verify is another part of the REAL ID international identity card scam. First, you will have to ask the federal government for the right to work by using E-Verify to get a job, then you carry REAL ID as your key to society – again provided by the federal government. This is birth to death surveillance – if we let it happen.

E-Verify will NOT protect you or your job from illegal aliens.

That is a lie.

Instead, E-Verify will only force illegals to work in an underground economy, under the table, paid in cash. It will also make a Social Security Number more valuable than cocaine. How many reports have you heard about missing laptop computers filled with personal records, including Social Security numbers? Those stolen records will become extremely valuable once they are required to hold a job.

Illegal workers are a huge business for criminal cartels. They have the means to steal and to sell Social Security numbers – maybe your number. And you won’t know it until YOU need to use it for a job. Suddenly, you will be rejected. Then you will have to travel to an overworked, over crowded Social Security Office to try to find out why you were rejected. You may find that someone else is already working under your Social Security Number. It is now theirs and you have to prove who you are.

Is this how we do things in a free society?

Don’t submit to the scare tactics that tell you E-Verify will protect American jobs.

We have an illegal alien problem in this nation for one reason – the federal government refuses to protect the border. Instead of doing it’s job, now it wants to make business the bad guy – and now make business the first line of defense against the illegals.

As the American Policy Center has often warned, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is dragging its feet, delaying construction of the Congressionally-mandated border fence. DHS is fighting efforts in local communities to allow police to arrest illegals. There is little effort to tighten visa security, or allow law enforcement to track down and deport those who stay here past their allotted time. Those illegals caught committing crimes are still allowed to leave, only to easily and surreptitiously return at their will. The border is a sieve. There is no border control – period.

And E-Verify isn’t going to fix that. But it will make life more difficult for you.

Employers that fire employees who are unable to resolve “no-matches” may face the additional at risk of being charged with unlawful discrimination or wrongful termination. Being required to rectify all no-matches would have a particularly devastating impact on small businesses, many of which may not have dedicated human resources staff to deal with no-match letters. An economic analysis commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that the costs of the rule would be at least $1 billion a year.

This is a bad time to enact policies that will cause massive layoffs in industries that already are suffering due to the economic downturn. This is too high a price to pay in the best of times, and in the worst economic crisis in 75 years, it’s outrageous and unacceptable!

Remember, E-Verify is the brainchild of DHS – the same DHS actively participating in various SPP working groups to “harmonize” and “integrate” the laws and regulations of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to enable the free flow of goods and services (labor) throughout the North American continent. Don’t believe for one second this new administration, led by a President seeking to make the U.S. one with the world, is now opposed to the ongoing creation of the North American Union!

We’ve given you examples over, and over again, about the federal government’s inability to secure their databases, and claims that our laws do not require federal protection of American citizens’ personal data. You’ve read over, and over again, of the significant flaws in the E-Verify system, and the international biometric identification system that E-Verify will help impose on us all.

We must stop it! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has put a block on the E-Verify amendment to the Appropriations bill. We need to make sure he keeps it there.

The E-Verify program is slated to expire on Friday, March 6, and we need to make sure the Senate does not revive this program that will force you to get your government’s permission to work in your own country!

ACTION TO TAKE

Contact the following Today – the vote may be as early as Friday:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin
Assistant Minority Leader Jon Kyl
Your Senators

Call (202) 224-3121 and the Capitol Switchboard will direct your call to any Senate office you request.

Tell these Senators:

  • Any E-Verify provisions must not be added to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, and any other bill.
  • E-Verify has nothing to do with stopping illegal invaders.
  • You will not submit to seeking the federal government’s permission to work in our own nation!

Above all, tell your friends (who may believe E-Verify is the answer to illegal immigration) the truth about this Big Brother legislation.

Visit the American Policy Center website

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Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.