Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The biggest immigration reform would be if businesses were required to hire from a pool of people who were officially certified to be citizens or legal residents. Or face prosecution.
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    Not someone with just an ID that may or may not be legitimate.
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    In California, a bill was introduced to do just that for farm workers. Republican farmers screamed bloody murder and the bill disappeared.

  2. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    “braindead08 said, about 6 hours ago

    The biggest immigration reform would be if businesses were required to hire from a pool of people who were officially certified to be citizens or legal residents. Or face prosecution.”

    My hat’s off to you, sir. This is probably one of the best ideas I’ve heard yet. While it does somewhat infringe on someone’s privacy, this will definitely combat illegal immigration on the “carrot” side. Well done.

  3. swr

    swr said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    I doubt just the republicans screamed since they hold their convention in cali in a phone booth.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    Looks like a polite way to say “I dare you to cross first.”

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    Of course business interests are against that sort of thing. They want to ensure the existence of their favorite underclass- low-pay, no-benefits workers too scared of being deported to speak up against abuses or poor conditions.
    The only thing that keeps them awake at night is trying to figure out how to do that to the rest of us!

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    @olfart

    NO to prisons, we have too many as it is !
    NO to the term “illegal alien”
    This is a 21st century problem, and cannot be solved with 18 century solutions and thinking.
    NO to barriers and walls – these are “solutions” from the 600s, when the Great Wall of Chins was erected (more or less) ..
    YES to tolerance, love, perace…these will work, is the conservatives ever grow up…..which they will not..
    YES to “people power” , the Mexicans have proved this….
    The alternatives can bankrupt our nation.

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Emotionally, Ima, not a bad idea,Ima…
    But getting rid of the conservatives is of no value.
    We do need our brakes.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 11 months ago

    If the GOP votes for this Democrat Scheme to add up to (eventually) 30 million to legal status in the USA, thereby giving the Democrat Party guaranteed voter majority in the future, and adding millions of low-salary workers paying only FICA, it takes high school grads and college grads to pay IRS taxes, and after 10 years putting heavy costs for benefits at an estimated 4 to 1 ratio (getting 4 times benefits than taxes paid)……the “YES” voters ought to be declared insane and locked into padded rooms in secure facilities, IMO.

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    Really? Only Repblican farmers? How do you come to that conclusion?

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    Don’t you mean Democrat farmers screamed since there are hardly any republicans in Cal.?

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 11 months ago

    We need the present laws enforced,not more laws that also be ignored by the Democrats.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    ^ I read about the proposed legislation in the newspaper, not the ‘net. It was two or three years ago.
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    Two Republican assemblymen introduced a bill that would have required farmers to hire workers from a state maintained data base of legal residents. Workers would have to register on this data base to get work, eliminating the phony green cards and SSNs.
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    Primarily, it would eliminate ’plausible deniability’ on the part of farmers hiring illegals.
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    It was reported that lobbyists representing Republican agriculture interests had a swift and severe reaction and the bill was quietly withdrawn.
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    If you believe that the powerful agriculture interest is not Republican, you know nothing about California politics or you’re being dishonest. If mickey the libertarian wants to chime in, I would certainly pay attention to what he says.
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    Ditto, if you think that farmers don’t knowingly hire illegals.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    In a county bordering mine, the county contracts its janitorial services. These contractors hire illegals or subcontract to companies that hire illegals. The county government knows this but looks the other way.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @mikefive

    Exactly. Might take place in your county as well. And mine.
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    I have no idea whether your bordering county is Republican or Democrat — and it doesn’t matter.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ansonia

    It was only a bill that was introduced. It had not gone through hearings, no amendments or anything. It wasn’t voted on, just dropped.
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    Not that you would believe anything not on Fox ‘news’ anyway.

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