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Monday, October 16, 2006

Breaking News...Verifying SS Numbers Verifies SS Numbers

Source: Arizona Republic (H/T Immigration News Daily)

Quietly, for the past year, state officials tucked away in a non- descript building near the state Capitol have waged a small battle against illegal immigration.

What they do seems pretty simple: They check state employees' Social Security numbers to make sure they match those on file in Washington.
Holy Basic Pilot Program, Batman!

Arizona started checking the names and Social Security numbers of its employees in December after Gov. Janet Napolitano signed an executive order mandating the program.

Since then, every five weeks or so, the state Department of Administration has electronically sent the names and numbers of all 42,000 state employees through the Social Security Number Verification program.
Crikey! How did they ever come up with such a diabolically complex plan to confirm that the SS numbers given by their employees actually match the SS numbers of their employes?

But the main lesson is this: More than 99.9 percent of the employees were verified with no hitch. The state didn't devolve into chaos.

The supposed inaccuracy of the database was the main reason the Arizona Chamber of Commerce opposed a law that would have made employers use it.
Yeah. Chaos. OK.

It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that enforcing laws against employing illegal aliens might crimp the greedy bastard style of some Chamber of Commerce employers who make tall money by screwing both the illegal workers AND the Americans they replace? Nah...I didn't think so.

By the time the legislative session opens in January, "we'll have by then, over a year's worth of actual real experience," Napolitano said. "And we're one of the largest employers in the state."
Now that's what I call leading by example, and spanking the opposing party while you're at it. And the Chamber of Commerce Republicans pulled their pants down and bent over for it.

It's kinky, and I like it.

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