It is well-known that illegal aliens often use false Social Security numbers in seeking employment in the US. Research has shown that in some instances, hundreds of illegals are using the same number, often taken from a real and employed American. To deal with this, Homeland Security adopted a new regulation requiring employers to take action when notified that an employee had an apparently false Social Security number.
The ACLU and the AFL-CIO claimed that this would be used as “an excuse” for employers to fire employees. But the law allows the employee 90 days to correct the problem before they would be fired. The San Francisco judge who issued the injunction was appointed by former President Clinton. If the injunction is made permanent pending trial, the appeal would go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the most “liberal” and the most-reversed Circuit in the nation.
A logical conclusion was that the plaintiffs did some serious judge-shopping in this case. It could have been filed in any federal court in the nation. They chose to file it in San Francisco, where Homeland Security might have to appeal all the way to the US Supreme Court to dispense with this attack on efforts to deal with illegal aliens in the US.
Notice this telling statement about the case by John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, who said, “This rule is a new tool to repress workers’ rights in the name of phony immigration enforcement.” Notice this statement assumes that illegal aliens using other people’s Social Security numbers have a “right” to do exactly that, and that American labor unions are in the business of protecting those “rights.”
The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from Webwire, an Internet resource for recently broken stories. This article was published on 4 September, based on ACLU documents.
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