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“And we’re not saying make them citizens,” he said. “We’re saying make them official so there’s a way they can continue to work here while they wait in line to get the necessary documentation. But they need to have identification so we know who they are and what they do.”
(CNSNews.com) – Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the estimated 12 million aliens working illegally in the United States should somehow be made “official” by the government so they can continue to work, but not automatically “make them citizens.”
Originally posted by Trueman
I disagree of course. Illegals should be out of the country, problem solved.
Chamber of Commerce just want cheap slaves, there is no way it can be considered good. Who post something in favor of that crap, is probably illegal, illegal related or owns a factory full of illegals.edit on 14-1-2012 by Trueman because: (no reason given)
In 1996, Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, making it a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in any federal election (or state election, unless authorized by state law). As a penalty, ineligible non-citizens who knowingly vote may be deported. Additionally, a non-citizen who falsely claims to be a United States citizen is in violation of this law.
In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 individuals called for jury duty from voter registration rolls over a two-year period in just one U.S. district court were not U.S. citizens.
While that may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than enough to provide the winning presidential vote margin in Florida in 2000.
The evidence is indisputable that aliens, both legal and illegal, are registering and voting in federal, state, and local elections. Following a mayor's race in Compton, California, for example, aliens testified under oath in court that they voted in the election. In that case, a candidate who was elected to the city council was permanently disqualified from holding public office in California for soliciting non-citizens to register and vote. The fact that non-citizens registered and voted in the election would never have been discovered except for the fact that it was a very close election and the incumbent mayor, who lost by less than 300 votes, contested it.