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Frederick Douglass on Cheap Labor

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  by  Charles Breiterman

This blog features an article by Frederick Douglass from the August 17, 1871 issue of his newspaper, "The New National Era." America had its cheap labor lobby back in 1871, and it has one today in the form of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ImmigrationWorks, and Bill Gates himself testifying before Congress for more H-1B visas. Frederick Douglass attacked the cheap-labor lobby's "fair-seeming phrases" immediately in the first sentence. We all know that today's cheap labor lobby has similar "fair-seeming phrases" that I will not repeat here since they are all over the mainstream media. The issues that deeply concerned Frederick Douglass in 1871 are very relevant today.

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Three Immigration Amendments Offered to CJS Appropriations

Rep. Steve King

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Three immigration-related amendments have been offered to the FY 2010 House Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill (H.R. 2847), which is currently under debate in the House of Representatives. The amendments would deny agency funds to states and local governments providing sanctuary for illegal aliens and ensure that no agency funding would be used to employ illegal aliens.

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U.S. 8th Circuit Court Allows Local Governments to Punish Businesses who Hire Illegal Aliens

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The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that local governments can suspend the business licenses of businesses that hire illegal aliens. The case stems from a local ordinance in Valley Park, Mo. where a law was passed that requires local businesses to use E-Verify.

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Real Stories That Give Us Difficult Choices

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  by  Solomon Gifford

A few weeks ago as I was running to catch my ride home after a long day at the office, an old lady asked me for $5.00 to buy dinner. "$5.00 for something to eat? Please? I'm hungry." I was literally running as she asked me, and I told her, "I'm sorry, maybe next time." Then my conscience started eating at me. I kept hearing the words ringing in my ears, "For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat." I turned around, pulled $5.00 out of my pocket and ran back to find her, but she had gone.

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51 Members of Congress join Rep. Brian Bilbray in Opposing Obama's E-Verify Postponement

Rep. Brian Bilbray

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Representative Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) has sent a letter, along with 51 other Members of the House, criticizing Pres. Barack Obama and his Administration's decision to postpone a 2008 executive order requiring the mandatory use of E-Verify for government contractors. It was the fourth time the order was delayed - the third by the Obama Administration.

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Senate Introduces Pass ID to Scale Back Real ID

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With pressure coming from former Arizona governor and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Senate has introduced the Pass ID bill, which would loosen some of the requirements set forth by Real ID. Real ID was passed in response to 9-11 and required states to issue a more secure driver's license or state ID, but several states complained that it was too costly.

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Obama Administration and DHS to Gut E-Verify Executive Order - Take Action Now!!!

Pres. Barack Obama

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Last summer, Pres. George Bush signed an executive order that would require government contractors and subcontractors to verify all employees and new hires using the Department of Homeland Security's employment verification system - E-Verify. Pres. Bush's executive order has been delayed four times, and now NumbersUSA has learned that the new Administration will scrap that executive order and replace it with a weaker version.

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