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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Union sues to block new rules forcing employers to fire illegals

Innocent workers could lose their jobs, court filing alleges
By Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle

Labor unions went to court Wednesday to block Bush administration rules designed to force employers to fire illegal workers, saying the regulations will sweep up innocent immigrants and U.S. citizens because of flaws in government record-keeping.

The rules, set to take effect next week, "would place millions of U.S. citizens and (legal) noncitizens ... at risk of losing their jobs" because of government errors and employers' fears of prosecution, the AFL-CIO and its affiliates in San Francisco and Alameda County argued in a U.S. District Court lawsuit.

The unions asked a federal judge in San Francisco for ...

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