Thursday, October 11, 2007

More San Francisco values

A federal judge has barred the Bush administration from enforcing the law.
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of Sand Francisco has granted a preliminary injunction against the president's plan to press employers to fire as many as 8.7 million workers with suspect Social Security numbers, starting this fall.
The ruling is in favor of coalition that included the AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In a statement, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney said: "This is a significant step towards overturning this unlawful rule, which would give employers an even stronger way to keep workers from freely forming unions. . . . "
Huh. How does having a valid SSN keep workers from freely forming unions, except when you are recruiting illegals to your ranks.

A three-year government audit ending in 2001 found "widespread" misuse of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants, who often present fake or fraudulent documents to obtain jobs. Overall, 7.2 million illegal immigrants account for at least 10 percent of low-skilled U.S. workers and 5 percent of the total U.S. workforce, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of 2005 census data.

1 comment:

MAX Redline said...

Yes, and the ruling needs overturning. Fortunately, most rulings from the Bay area are overturned.