Friday, July 6, 2007

FYI - SUNY Professor has Idea for Illegals

State University of New York professor of political science, Peter Salins, suggests a simple, inexpensive and, he claims, effective solution to our illegal immigration problem. ("Use Social Security to Seal the Border," The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2007, p.A17). It is something like the "deal with it at the point of consumption" answer to the illegal drug problem.

Under current employment law, every legal permanent resident of the United States is required to have a Social Security number. Further, employers must register their employees' status and Social Security numbers with the Social Security Administration and make contributions to the system on their behalf. These two features together can serve as a dragnet for identifying all illegal workers. ... By directing the Social Security Administration to use its database to enforce our existing immigration laws, President Bush can do this now without waiting for Congress to pass a bill.

Read the the whole article, then call your senator and congressman.

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