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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Virginia Day Laborers Being Photographed, Followed

From the Washington Post an article about Herndon day laborers being followed and photographed by local groups against illegal immigration. Click here to read the full article. Here's a portion of the article:

George Taplin of Herndon, leader of the local chapter of the Arizona-based organization, said the group plans to turn over its data to the Internal Revenue Service, perhaps as early as this week, so the IRS can check whether the employers are complying with tax regulations and reporting the wages paid to the day laborers.
"We are targeting the employers to stop hiring day laborers so we don't have them gathering in Herndon," he said. "If the employers stop coming and there is no work, they will have to go away. . . . What we want, bottom line in Herndon, is for the illegal aliens to leave. And if there is no work, they will."

I could understand if the day laborers were dealing drugs or something, but all they want to do is work. While the leader of this group is arguing that they aren't getting taxed on their wages, I would bet that he is also against a guest worker program that would allow workers in this situation to get their wages taxed. So it seems that this group is simply against people from other countries living in the U.S. Its one thing to want tighter security at the border and to have wages taxed, but its another thing to just oppose foreigners working in the U.S. just because you don't like them gathering for work.

For some good information on this subject read the transcript of the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Migration Policy Institute from the Washington Post by clicking here.

--Tom Hayes


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