Iowa state representatives have realized the futility of waiting for corrupt politicians in Washington to get tough on illegal immigration and are taking the bull by the horns. Still pained and outraged by the 2018 murder of Mollie Tibbetts, twenty-six Republicans in the state Senate have sponsored a bill to crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, the Des Moines Register reports.
“It seems they are inept, they are incoherent and they are irrelevant to our daily lives,” Republican state Sen. Jason Schultz said of the establishment cartel in D.C. “I’m kind of done with our federal government so I think it’s down to the states to protect ourselves,” he said. Good man.
Blood On Their Hands
Going after employers is every bit as essential a way to solve the national emergency that is illegal immigration as building a wall at our besieged southern border. A young American woman had her life snuffed out because a farm valued the cheap labor of an illegal alien more than the safety and well being of the community surrounding it. Mollie Tibbetts’ murderer was a Mexican national named Cristhian Bahena Rivera. Although clearly Hispanic and barely able to speak English, he managed to convince his employers at Yarrabee Farms that he was actually John Budd, and he had the out-of-state photo ID and Social Security number to “prove” it.
Of course, it’s not particularly difficult to convince people of even the most far-fetched things when they have financial motivation to believe what you are telling them. After Rivera’s savage slaughter of an innocent American citizen, an “immigration employment lawyer” advising the farm defended its all-too-willing gullibility by declaring that “[q]uestioning a name or other characteristic would violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the law.”
The Register also quotes another pro-immigration stooge making a similar claim. “We have an immigration system that doesn’t account for the labor needs or economic realities of Iowa businesses and farms,” Erica Johnson of the American Friends Service Committee told the paper. “So what do you do? Do you rightly not racially profile people and take the information they give you because you need workers?”
This, of course, is the silly little parlor game immigration advocates and the heartless employers who exploit illegals have played for years to keep the spigot running on the invasion of our homeland. That these people would resort to this same cold, canned, bottom-line rhetoric after a young girl’s vibrant life had been extinguished by one of these illegally hired hands shows the utter callousness of the forces pushing this plague upon us. Mourning the loss of one of their own, Iowans seem finally to have had enough of the self-serving blather.
People Want Action
A September Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll found that 63% of Iowans blamed employers more than workers for the presence of illegal aliens in their communities. This no doubt helped spark the state legislature into action. The proposed legislation would suspend or remove the licenses of businesses in the state if they knowingly hire illegal aliens. It would also mandate that businesses use the E-Verify system in order to benefit from any kind of government economic incentive programs.
“If all of Sioux County’s immigrant labor left tomorrow, we’d have a huge problem…. We don’t have the people to replace them,” Kent Pruismann, a former Iowa Cattlemen’s Association president, told The Register in the immediate aftermath of Mollie’s murder.
Perhaps Mr. Pruismann could inform us how many of his fellow citizens can be acceptably sacrificed to keep his operation running. Ten? A hundred? A thousand? Sorry, Mr. Cattleman. The people of Iowa aren’t willing to die to preserve your agricultural and ranching sweatshops. Figure out a way to hire Americans by offering dignified work at a fair wage… or go out of business. We will make do without you.