Reid Jobs Bill Gives Tax Breaks for Hiring Illegal Workers


From: FAIR Legislative Update

Date: 2/16/2010 7:16:13 PM

Subject: Reid Jobs Bill Gives Tax Breaks for Hiring Illegal Workers

Legislative Update

Legislative Update

FOR THE WEEK OF February 16, 2010

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Reid Jobs Bill Gives Tax Breaks for Hiring Illegal Workers

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) unveiled his jobs bill last

week that proposes tax exemptions and tax credits for employers who

hire and retain workers—regardless of their immigration status.

Senator Reid introduced his bill, entitled the “Hiring

Incentives to Restore Employment Act,” immediately after

shelving a more extensive bill authored by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT)

and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Finance

Committee. In doing so, Reid said he wanted to focus clearly on the

“jobs message” he thought the Senate should be sending to

the American people. (Roll Call, Feb. 16, 2010).

Read the full article

http://www.fairus.org/site/R?i=QVPoqOIhw__WjDDAihzlpg..

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Enforcement Plays Key Role in Declining Illegal Alien Population

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an

estimate of the illegal alien population residing in the United States

as of January 2009. According to the new report, the illegal alien

population dropped seven percent, from 11.6 million in January 2008 to

10.8 million in January 2009. (DHS Report, January 2010). While

anti-enforcement advocates claim that the decrease has been brought

about entirely by the recent economic downturn, there is strong

evidence indicating that stepped-up enforcement of our immigration

laws is a significant force behind the reduction.

Read the full article

http://www.fairus.org/site/R?i=sTBk1NmHUgHzWFzMGdSdiA..

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Virtual Fence Plagued by Technical Failures and Delays; Now Faces

Budget Cuts

The future of the virtual fence is uncertain in the face of a new

threat of slashed funding coupled with ongoing performance issues and

implementation delays. The $6.7 billion virtual fence project was

started in 2005 as a component of the Secure Border Initiative

(SBInet), and consists of cameras, ground sensors, and radar aimed at

stopping illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, and terrorists on our

southern border. The program has shown little success over the years

and is now in serious jeopardy following Department of Homeland

Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano’s January decision to

order a reassessment of the entire initiative and the

president’s proposal for a significant cut in funding. President

Obama’s recently released budget proposes a $225 million cut in

border security funding for the virtual fence program.

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