Monday, October 4, 2010

Government sets up hot line for illegal workers to complain

The Obama administration has set up a hotline to encourage illegal immigrants, as well as others, to complain to the government if they believe they are being denied a "rightful wage."

A Labor Department news release says its We Can Help campaign "underscores that wage and hour laws apply to all workers in the United States, regardless of  immigration status." It notes that 250 new field investigators have been added to the government payroll to target employers who are accused of underpaying workers.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, in a public service announcement printed in English and Spanish, says, "Remember, every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly whether documented or not. Hispanic actor Jimmy Smits has been recruited to promote the program.

“This campaign demonstrates just how backward the Obama administration’s approach to illegal immigration is. The Obama White House attacks the State of Arizona for passing a law to enforce federal immigration law, while using taxpayer funds to help illegal aliens work illegally in the United States. No wonder the Obama Labor Department is stonewalling the release of any documents that could shed light on this scandalous waste of taxpayer resources,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Judicial Watch is suing the government to obtain records of the program.

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