Fascinating article about the amateurish steps taken by the Obama Administration to address the growing illegal alien problem.
Seems the administration is taking the stealth approach to doing the same thing Bush did... Bush was just a lot louder about it.
Now, I don't fault the Obama effort to actually address this issue: the effort itself is part of a strategy I actually support, which is to hold employers accountable for holding up their end of the illegal alien destination resort equation. I DO fault them for failing to round these scum up and deport them, but half a loaf is better than none.
And I also fault the efforts of both this administration's, and the last's, efforts to avoid checking out the union membership the same way.
Unions should undergo the same types of audits that employers face. And if unions have illegal aliens on their membership roles, then they, too, should face the same penalties.
They don't, of course. Here's the money quote:
Service Employees International Union Local 6, which represents about 280 of Seattle Building's workers, said as many as 150 of them might be undocumented.So, if the clown running this union KNOWS that,,, then why isn't the union held accountable for aiding and abetting these illegal aliens? How is it that these scum can HELP these people break the law with impunity?
So, this union KNOWS that these scum are here illegally; knows they've been HIRED illegally, knows they've been FIRED legally, but filed grievances ANYWAY?
Sergio Salinas, SEIU Local 6's president, said the union has filed grievances against Seattle Building over the firings but admitted there's nothing it can do to stop them.
He said unlike other immigration investigations elsewhere, Seattle Building used E-Verify to ferret out those on its payroll who might be illegal — something a spokeswoman for the Homeland Security, which administers the program, call an "inappropriate" use of E-Verify. The system is intended to be used for new hires — not to check existing employees.So, using a tool provided by the government to ferret out illegal hires is "inappropriate?" WHY can't "existing employees" be checked? In fact, why shouldn't the unions use the same thing to check THEIR MEMBERSHIP?
So, you truly do learn something new every day: you learn that, in part, unions break the law much like they did in the days of Hoffa.
And no one is doing anything about it.