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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

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Judge halts illegal immigrant notices

SAN FRANCISCO - The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week containing notification of more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Ruling on a lawsuit by the nation's largest federation of labor unions against the U.S. government, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the so-called "no-match" letters from going out as planned starting Tuesday.

The AFL-CIO lawsuit, filed this week, claims that new Department of Homeland Security rules outlined in accompanying letters threaten to violate workers' rights and unfairly burden employers. Chesney said the court needs "breathing room" before making any decision on the legality of new penalties aimed at cracking down on the hiring of illegal immigrants.

Full story at YAHOO News.


  • I blogged on this today too. It really ticks me off when I and many others have worked hard at getting the government to actually follow the law. Now an administrator of the law blocks it from functioning.

    By Blogger ablur, at 12:36 AM  

  • It is frustrating. I'm not sure really how we combat this problem.

    You have cities giving sanctuary, businesses who willingly employ them, and judges who interpret/misinterpret laws any way they see fit, using their colored personal preferences as their guide, as opposed to the rule of law, i.e. the common man's logical interpretation of said law.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 3:13 PM  

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