Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A federal judge has halted a reckless plan by the Bush administration to use Social Security records for immigration enforcement. This is good news, not just for the American economy, which would have been crippled by the attempt to force millions of undocumented workers off the books, but also for the untold numbers of innocent citizens and legal residents who also would have been victims of the purge.
I thought the point of working illegally in the US is that you're not on the books. I could be wrong, having never had an off the books job myself, but I'm pretty sure I know what the books are, and I don't think they're on them.