Thursday, May 31, 2007

No work list

No jobs for US citizens without Homeland Security approval:
US citizens who apply for a job will need prior approval from Department of Homeland Security under the terms [of the] immigration bill [PDF] passed by the Senate this week.
According to ACLU Legislative Counsel Timothy Sparapani, the law will create "a ‘No Work List’ similar to the government’s ‘No Fly List.’"


  1. Employers already require proof of citizenship or permission to work (visa). It would seem that all that is required is random inspections and massive finings of industries prone to the employment of the undocumented.

    But then, that kind of common sense would deprive All the King's Men of their ability to know everything about everyone.

  2. Additionally, there have been documented instances of administration critics appearing on the No Fly List. Absent any sort of even administrative—much less judicial— review, the potential to punish critics by denying them not just the right to travel but also the right to work would be too tempting to resist.


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