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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Taking it to the streets

Both immigrant advocates and those against undocumented workers debate merits of Levy's verification bill - Newsday
A thought, yet again; note the sub-headline quoted above - "immigrant advocates" and "....those against undocumented workers...." It sounds like two different subjects to me....those "immigrant advocates" must be the good guys, right?

The report from Newsday says:
More than 200 union members, immigrant advocates and people opposed to undocumented workers rallied last night outside the Suffolk Legislature's building in Hauppauge to debate the merits of County Executive Steve Levy's immigrant workers bill.

Some people waved American flags. Others held up homemade signs urging the undocumented to go home. And one man dressed up as Uncle Sam.

The crowd remained orderly as police stood nearby and watched as speakers hotly debated whether Suffolk should require businesses and other entities with government contracts to sign affidavits stating their employees are eligible to work in the United States.

Later, inside, nearly 50 people testified before the legislature, in which 14 of the 18 members have told Newsday they support Levy's resolution. During the three-hour hearing, supporters of the bill outnumbered opponents 2 to 1.
"Immigrant advocates" or those that support "illegal" immigration always paint any attempt at squaring or solving the situation as one that will increase "discrimination." I would like to hear the merits of ignoring and breaking laws rather than "what ifs" or heartstring pulling examples. These folks could make Nazis sound simpathetic.

The Levy bill in question? "The bill by County Executive Steve Levy would require companies doing business with Suffolk County to certify their employees are in the U.S. legally."

The quote above is from a different article, since the main article posted upon didn't bother mentioning what exactly the bill was.

Two viewpoints from this second article at Newsday:

Ronald Lewandowski of the Minuteman group, "these (government contracted) jobs must be kept open for people who belong here." Fair enough....

"But advocates argued Tuesday that such statements would only serve to worsen discrimination against immigrants." Here we go with the discrimination concern, although to deny there would be discrimination would be false - the bill would "discriminate" against "illegal" aliens. Therefore it would "discriminate" in favor of the LAW!!

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