Just some interesting points to note:
Stevens Miller: “It doesn’t take a study to know that when the employers stop hiring them, undocumented aliens won’t come here anymore…That’s why I want to see an end to the employment of illegal aliens in Loudoun.”
Andrea McGimsey: “We must crack down on businesses that lure illegal immigrants to our community… this situation is not fair to honest businesses that that hire legal employees and must compete with unscrupulous businesses which hire illegal immigrants for low wages.”
Here is another blast from the past:
Stevens Miller Calls for Plan to End Illegal Employment
“The main ’service’ an illegal immigrant comes to Loudoun for is a job,” said Dulles district supervisor candidate Stevens Miller. ”I oppose illegal immigration and want to see effective measures to fight it. That’s why I want to see an end to the employment of illegal aliens in Loudoun.”
The Broadlands resident said he agreed with the July 17 vote by the current board, calling for county staff to study the problem, but added that, “while it’s refreshing to see Dulles supervisor Snow study a question before he votes on it, it doesn’t take a study to know that when the employers stop
hiring them, undocumented aliens won’t come here anymore.”
Saying it was time for private industry to clean house, Miller said, “I call upon Mr. Snow to ask his friends and donors in the NVBIA to deliver their own report, outlining their plans for preventing the illegal employment of undocumented residents, and for denying membership in NVBIA to anyone who refuses to abide by such a plan.”
Miller reiterated his belief that a blanket denial of services would be bad for the county’s honest residents. ”No one should have to shop at the grocery or ride a bus with anyone who’s been denied a flu shot. False solutions like that only create more problems than they solve. Eliminating illegal employment is the true solution.”
In spite of all their faults, the previous Loudoun County Board of Supervisors had sent on November 30, 2007, as part of their legislative package to the Virginia General Assembly support for action to allow local authority to deny building permits and business licenses to companies employing illegal aliens.
Everyone who pays attention to this issue knows that corrupt hiring practices are the reason we have an illegal immigration problem in Loudoun County. Companies who can hire employees under the table, or hire subcontracting companies who are themselves illegal, have a tremendous advantage over companies who play by the rules. Illegal employment is cheap, and allows companies to bid lower for jobs. Consequently, trades such as carpentry, drywall installation, siding, roofing, plumbing, and many others, are no longer available to American workers, because illegal workers have driven the wage base down to levels that no American worker can survive on.
As one of their first acts in office, however, both Stevens Miller and Andrea McGimsey voted on January 3, 2008, to rescind this legal-hiring enforcement recommendation.
The motion to rescind passed 5-4, with Supervisors Waters, Buckley, York and Delgaudio opposing, which means the change of heart by Miller and McGimsey is all that is keeping Loudoun County from having a pro-enforcement Board of Supervisors.