Want to work? Get permission from the government first.
That's the plan in a new House bill that passed a party-line (Republicans in favor, natch) House Judiciary Committee vote. It's up for a full floor vote in the House next.
If the bill passes Congress and becomes law, the "permission slip" provision for ALL American workers - not just immigrants - will kick in two years after the bill passes.
Gee...I wonder how many Dems will have unusual problems getting their permissions? Or - if they play smart - everyone gets permission, automatically - but those who are too politically outspoken might find their work permissions quietly revoked.
The name of the bill - HR 4437 - is the "The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005," which also includes HR 4312, the "Border Security and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2005."
The ACLU has a press release on it here:
Text of the actual bill is on Thomas.
Just enter HR 4437 (choose the Bill Number button) in the search box: