Groups Seek to Give Illegals the Right to Vote and Let Employers Circumvent the Law

Arguing on behalf of open borders and letting illegal immigrants enjoy the rights granted to citizens is baffling, but two recent news stories illustrate the degree to which liberal and conservative proponents of unfettered immigration will go to accommodate lawbreakers.

New York City, already a Democratic stronghold, seeks to grant the vote to illegal aliens. Vying for votes and trying to establish a majority that will keep them in power for years, the pro-immigrant machine is transparent in its desire to appear tolerant, foster diversity and serve its own interests. There is plenty of diversity in the United States, with Queens, a borough in New York City, is the poster child for the phenomenon. Adding more illegal aliens to the mix does little to enhance our multiculturalism.

Business and pro-immigrant forces are on the move in Missouri, as well. These interests vociferously oppose the state’s proposed E-Verify mandate, a common-sense program where employers ensure that new hires are indeed legal residents. Hiring illegal aliens is against the law, but employers across the country are balking at the mandatory use of E-Verify in order to ensure that wages remain low and attain a pliable workforce. This undermines the American Dream for citizens who have to compete with illegal aliens for an ever-shrinking share of the pie.

E-verify is a free, effective system. The only ground for opposing it is to coddle illegal aliens and appease cheap labor business interests. The federal government should pass national E-Verify laws requiring all employers to use it. By eliminating employment opportunities for illegal aliens, the main draw to coming here would be closed and many who are here would likely leave if they could not find work. There is no need to deport everyone, although deportation must remain an important component of our immigration enforcement strategy.

Giving illegal aliens the right to vote and opposing E-Verify are transparent efforts to encourage lawlessness and serve the interests of the open-borders lobby and their schemes to broaden a partisan voter base and the business lobby’s desire to keep wages low. Clearly, the immigration lobby – on both sides of the aisle – is intent on subverting the national interest.