North Carolina Governor Vetos Bill to Weaken Protections for American Workers

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North Carolina Governor Vetos Bill to Weaken Protections for American Workers

“Governor Pat McCrory vetoed legislation today (HB 786), because it makes it easier for businesses to circumvent federal immigration law, which could allow more illegal immigrants to be hired in North Carolina industries,” said a statement posted yesterday.

“This legislation has a loophole that would allow businesses to exempt a higher percentage of their employees from proving they are legal U.S. citizens or residents,” Governor McCrory said. “Every job an illegal immigrant takes is one less job available for a legal North Carolina citizen. We must do everything we can to help protect jobs for North Carolinians first and foremost.”

Congressional Border Tour Discovers Dead Man in Rio Grande

“Rep. Leonard Lance was on a routine congressional tour of the Texas-Mexico border last week when the trip became a morbid reminder of the stakes involved in an immigration overhaul. Along with Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., the New Jersey Republican discovered a dead body floating face down in the Rio Grande,” Roll Call reports.

“The trio of lawmakers were riding on border patrol boats along the dividing river as part of the last leg of a three-day border security tour when the convoy spotted the lifeless body of a Honduran man believed to have been killed in the ongoing Mexican drug wars.”

Slowing Immigration Helps Wages, Workers

“My friend Matt Miller rightly wants to find a way to make low-skilled service jobs pay enough to enable participation in normal ”middle class” life. He notes, hopefully, that there are many service jobs that can’t be offshored because they have to be performed here,” says Mickey Kaus at the Daily Caller.

“Here’s my plan: Stop importing unskilled immigrants until labor markets tighten and wages rise as employers compete for harder-to-get workers. Then admit immigrants only to the extent it won’t deny workers at the bottom reasonable wage increases.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

11 Comments

  1. avatar

    Hooray!!! At last a Governor that is doing what he is elected for, “to put the rights of his
    citizens first”, AND for all the right reasons!! Too bad all of OUR politicians don’t use
    their God given common sense and work for our people instead of being bought off
    by the greedy employers and their rich pro amnesty groups. Americans Will do those
    jobs for a decent wage. We need to keep contacting our politicians oft6en,especially
    now before they pass any immigration bill and overwhelm them with our objections
    to amnesty, in any form. If they still won’t listen to our needs then we can use our
    power at the ballot box, when we vote them out!

    Wake up Congress, AMERICANS are watching you!!!!!

    B. Miller

  2. avatar

    Thank you Gov McCrory. As for unskilled jobs, welfare has wiped out the supply of people filling man of those unskilled jobs. In the l960’s I would drive to work past a large truck farm and see workers that had been bussed in from E. St. Louis picking produce. Now that unskilled level of worker is on welfare. Why would they spend hours working menial jobs when they can sit in their subsidized/public housing, with subsidized utilities, talking on their obamaphone, in front of a big screen TV until they go pick up some soda and chips on food stamps and new duds on their welfare debt card? The unskilled have become enslaved in the liberal created welfare system which holds them down and creates nothing positive.

  3. avatar

    No amnesty , none , period , the democrats only want the low information votes . To come in legally requires seven years of preparation , anyone amnestied that doesn’t fulfill that requirement should never be allowed to vote because they aren’t full citizens . If that were the case the democrats would not give a damn about them , just like they don’t give a damn about blacks but pander to get their votes .

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    Apparently at least the governor of North Carolina kept his word. Unlike Rick Scott and the Republican leadership in Florida who ran in 2010 on mandatory e verify, but then refused to pass it once in office. Or Marco Rubio, who said he would not support amnesty because he said it only encourages more illegal entry [which is provably true], but now he has his eye on the White House so it’s change your mind time.

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      american citizen in Ky on

      Illegal aliens are creating extremely low wage jobs and they are voting in our national elections. Even though voter registration cards say you must be a U.S. citizen to register, NO ONE ever checks to see if they are lying. They are using fake names, stolen identity documents, fake social security numbers, and fraudulent identity documents. They will probably use all these same fraudulent documents to apply for citizenship, which our government does not have the time or manpower to verify. Only legal American citizens get in trouble with the law for committing fraud. The stampede on our southern border will always continue as long as our government and congress beckons to the orders and demands of ILLEGAL ALIENS. Our congress and government are “wimps” when it comes to the sob stories, true or false, of illegal immigrants. LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR FAMILIES. We can’t break the law to achieve a better life.

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    John Winthropp on

    If that is true then it appears Immigration Reform is around the corner………………..also now that the Dreamers do have a blanket………………….it appears no way for the gov to abandon them since the Executive Order is over in a year’s time…….as if the whole environment is being suitable to be put/place for reform shortly………………..interesting……….

    This is not an opinion but a conclusion based on observations and facts that may make this is a reality….

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    H786- Reclaim NC Act would have allowed nearly every illegal alien in NC to be exempt from e-verify thereby taking jobs away from unemployed NC citizens. The Governor was right to veto it.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 takes into consideration the plight of the agricultural community and its’ need for affordable workers under the IRCA ( Pub. L 99-603, Title III, Part A, Sec. 301 to 303).

    The IRCA already provides a pathway for businesses in need of foreign workers, IF they would only be willing to comply with the law.

    The only thing that the farm bureau and businesses wanted was cheap slave labor from illegal aliens.

  7. avatar
    cynthia curran on

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  8. avatar
    cynthia curran on

    y friend Matt Miller rightly wants to find a way to make low-skilled service jobs pay enough to enable participation in normal ”middle class” life. He notes, hopefully, that there are many service jobs that can’t be offshored because they have to be performed here,” says Mickey Kaus at the Daily Caller.
    “Here’s my plan: Stop importing unskilled immigrants until labor markets tighten and wages rise as employers compete for harder-to-get workers. Then admit immigrants only to the extent it won’t deny workers at the bottom reasonable wage increases.”
    What people don’t think is that you can moved up to management in Service Jobs, so increasing the pay better more of a Costco than a Walmart plan helps people pay the rent.

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      There are people that could and would work but along as the goverment is a will continue to allow them to continue to get all the allowances needed they will not seek a paying job.It is tax payers support and along as it is allowed we will continue to allow immigrations to enter do the work needed as laborers. A WAKE UP CALL TO OUR CONGRESS TO CORRECT AND HA;NDLE THE PROBLEM