Some push for county-level law on immigration hiring
Voters in Marion and Polk counties could decide in November whether their county governments should police the hiring of illegal immigrants.
The initiatives would require employers with five or more employees to use E-Verify, which is the free federal service that lets employers verify if someone can legally work in the United States.
The group’s behind the initiatives, Oregonians for Immigration Reform and Americans for Prosperity, started signature gathering at last week’s Salem tea party rally. They said they think voters in the two counties are fed up with the immigration issue and are ready to take matters into their own hands. And since they are just trying to get the initiatives on county ballots, they don’t need to gather that many. Additionally, they said they are tired of pushing for federal and statewide reform - a tactic they said that is not working.
What can you do to help illegal aliens self deport in Oregon? If you live in Marion or Polk county make sure that you sign the initiative petition to get these measures on the ballot. If you live outside these two counties then consider making a donation to Oregonians For Immigration Reform.
But really this measure isn't about illegal immigration. It is about making sure that workers are legal and using their own social security number. This prevents ID theft and job theft.
CAUSA can argue that counties have no role in immigration policy but they certainly have a role in making sure that employers and employees are following labor laws.