Oh, Snap! Labor Department Offers Assistance To Illegals

Hmm, isn’t the Labor Dept., and arm of the UNITES STATES government, supposed to help, you know, AMERICAN citizens?

Republican lawmakers are expressing shock over a Labor Department ad campaign that offers government assistance to illegal immigrants who think they’re getting shortchanged for their work — and at least one of them is planning to write to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for an explanation.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wants to know why taxpayers are being asked to spend money to ensure that illegals get assistance for fair wages while millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find jobs.

“That’s insane,” Chaffetz told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. “That’s just unbelievable.”

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But the Labor Department stood by the campaign, saying in a written statement to FoxNews.com that “through Democratic and Republican administrations, the Department of Labor has consistently held that the country’s minimum wage and overtime law protects workers regardless of their immigration status.”

At first blush, this campaign does seem completely absurd. Why would the DoL spend taxpayer money to help illegals? Obviously, Democrats are all for doing everything they can to assist illegal aliens criminals, getting them into “the light,” and granting them amnesty. But, there is something they did not consider.

If companies who hire illegals, who are often paid sub-minimum wage wages, are worried about getting busted and sued and fined by the D0L, perhaps they will reconsider and hire non-illegals. Also, if the illegal’s are reporting the problems, guess what? Now Los Federales know that that company, or individual, is hiring illegals, and can take action. And, since the Obama administration is so anti-business, they will surely take action against that business.

As discussed time and time again (Ann Coulter had a great article, which I cannot find, about allowing illegals to sue employers for owed wages under federal and state laws), the best way to reduce the number of illegals is to crack down on those who hire them. If there are no jobs, most illegals, who are here, let’s face it, for jobs, will leave, and few will come. Then we can focus on the really bad people who come illegally.

Still, Solis is surely doing this because of her concern for illegal criminals, rather than giving a rat’s posterior for actual American citizens. What’s your opinion?

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