Immigration Bill Would Allow for Data Collection of Wages

The controversial immigration bill passed in April by the Senate will do more than legislate illegal immigration — it will track the sources of wages and compensation of all Americans — even the kid who mows your lawn — as well as those workers in the U.S. illegally, the Raleigh Chronicle reported.

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, approved by the Senate and headed for debate in the House, makes it illegal to hire anyone for paid wages unless both the employee and the employer fill out new registration requirements, including the employee's work history for the past five years even if the employee has been a U.S. citizen that entire time.

It includes an "employment verification" which would electronically register and track all Americans who do work for compensation.

"It is unlawful for an employer ... to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an individual unless such employer meets the requirements of subsections (c) and (d)," says the bill referring to the new document rules and "electronic verification" systems.

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