A recent report by the Federation For American Immigration Reform concludes that the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in the Commonwealth costs taxpayers $1.7 billion every year for the costs of providing services, the burden on the criminal justice system, and educating illegal aliens and their children in our school systems. It makes no sense to burden taxpayers with these costs, especially in tough economic times. It is time for the General Assembly to enact tough new reforms that will reduce this massive burden by encouraging illegal aliens through responsible and common-sense laws to leave Virginia!
The City of Manassas Park and the City of Manassas Schools use E-Verify to confirm the employment of authorized workers in their jurisdictions. Use of the E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program) database makes smart business sense because it ensures that all new hires have a legal right to work in the United States. And, it protects employers from fines and penalties for knowingly or unknowingly hiring illegal foreign workers.
Prince William County does not verify the eligibility of its workers. In this time of recession and high unemployment, it is important that Prince William County is employing only those persons who are legally eligible to work in the United States.
You can visit the site that lists those businesses using E-Verify at http://www.smartbusinesspractices.com/pilot/
Below are some relevant facts about E-Verify
E-Verify Statistics (USCIS):
When so many Virginians are out of work, it only makes sense that Prince William County and the City of Manassas should use E-Verify to ensure that taxpayer dollars aren't being used to support the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in our connunities when legal workers could be filling those jobs. Please contact your elected officials today and ask them why they aren't using E-Verify!
We welcome as members all U.S. Citizens and legal residents who recognize the considerable dangers that the presence of illegal aliens within our communities poses, and agree that more effective measures are required in order to reduce the number of illegal aliens who are present in our communities. If you want to engage in this issue in a responsible manner as a member of the largest issue advocacy organization in the area, we encourage you to join us.
If you're interested in joining, fill out a membership application and mail it to us at:
Help Save Manassas
PO Box 4191
Manassas, VA 20108
Help Save Manassas does not collect membership fees from members, and relies entirely on donations to pay for our operations. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to supporting our advocacy efforts and membership drives. Please consider sending a contribution along with your membership application so we can continue to advocate on behalf of the citizens and legal residents of our community.
Help Save Manassas is registered as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, but contributions are not tax-deductible.
Help Save Manassas is a member organization of Save The Old Dominion which joins local organizations and citizens across the Commonwealth in the effort to effect legislative reform in Richmond, as well as assist local organizations and Virginia residents that are interested in establishing local organizations. If the impacts of illegal immigration in your community are intolerable to you, contact Save The Old Dominion and find out what you can do in your community, and join in the effort to effect reform in Richmond!