Another Local E-Verify Ordinance

On October 18, 2011, the Washington County (Utah) Commission passed an ordinance that requires "businesses that receive a business license from the county to use E-Verify…."The ordinance was crafted based on a recent Supreme Court decision, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, 131 S. Ct. 1968 (2011). In that case, the Court declared that states may require businesses to use E-Verify and that the states can use their licensing authority to enforce employment verification requirements.

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Five Questions for Rick Perry on In-State Tuition

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he supports in-state college tuition for the children of illegal aliens because that is what people who "have a heart" do. However, in reality he is pulling a cynical, heartless trick on these kids and their parents in an effort to garner the support of Hispanic voters while at the same time doing great harm to American men, women and children.

Will Romney Play the Illegal Immigration Card against Perry?

According to recent polls, Rick Perry has moved ahead of Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination.Could immigration be the ace in the hole Romney needs to defeat Perry? A look at their records would appear to give Romney a huge edge if he chooses to make illegal immigration a key issue; however, as a Mormon, Romney would have to go against his Church's recently voiced support for illegal aliens.

Citizens in 23 Countries View Immigration Unfavorably

Recent polls reveal declining support for illegal immigrants in the United States and for immigration in general around the world. Two Rasmussen polls look at American attitudes towards illegal immigration, while an Ipsos worldwide poll looks at immigration generically without differentiating between legal and illegal immigration. The polls reveal the widening gap between America's political class and the voters who put them in office.The Rasmussen polls show strong support for enforcing the law and for denying benefits to illegal aliens.

Addicted to Illegal Labor

"Business lobby helps scuttle immigration curbs in Texas" reads the headline of a Reuters news report.This is not an isolated incident of businesses that rely on illegal immigrant labor intervening to protect their source of cheap, illegal alien labor. Business interests in Arizona scuttled anti-illegal immigration legislation during this year's legislative session and the Salt Lake Chamber ensured that Utah passed a state "guestworker" program that turns Utah into a sanctuary state and makes illegal aliens virtual indentured servants.