Saturday, February 18, 2017
Comment of the day
A reader responds to A day without immigrants: This is nothing new. Between 1991 and 1997 I worked in a state office processing Unemployment Insurance claims. A significant number of claims were filed by mono-lingual Spanish speakers who indicated up front they were not legally in the United States. Because they had no legal right to work, they were ineligible for Unemployment Insurance. But that didn't worry them a bit. They were interested in only one thing; an official document denying eligibility-based benefits that they could take to other government offices for welfare-variety benefits. It made me sick. I contacted my local state representative about it and was told she would like to help but there was nothing she could do. One day the INS showed up at the office and asked me if they could circulate around the lobby and parking lot. I told them they had every right to do so, just like everyone else. When I told the office manager what was happening she almost fainted and immediately called our central office. It was a good day; I understand the INS collared at least one illegal in the parking lot.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, February 18, 2017