Obama’s Labor Secretary: Illegal Aliens Have a ‘Right to a Legal Wage’
August 31, 2011 - 9:15 am
Another 10 minutes, another fresh batch of outrage from this lawless administration. The latest, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis:
New “partnership” agreements that U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis signed with a number of Latin American nations are aimed at protecting both legal and illegal workers in this country by educating employers and workers about health, safety, and salary laws, reports CNSNews.com.
Solis’s comments at the signing ceremony Monday contradicted immigration law, as defined on the Labor Department’s own website, CNS News found. Solis said all migrant workers possess a “right to a legal wage,” while her agency’s website states that “employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States . . . and aliens authorized to work in the U.S.” under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.
The first sentence in that second graph should be read again — the cabinet-level official’s comments contradict the law, and given the state of things today, the cabinet secretary’s comments supersede the law.
“No matter how you got here or how long you plan to stay, you have certain rights,” Solis said. “You have the right to be safe and in a healthy workplace and the right to a legal wage. We gather here today to strengthen our shared commitment to protect the labor rights of migrant workers in the United States. Unfortunately, due to language barriers and immigration status, migrant workers can be those that are most vulnerably abused.”
Writing posts about these actions day after day, I’m running out of words to describe this bunch. It’s evident that despite the hollow rhetoric about pivoting to jobs for the umpteenth time, President Obama and his lieutenants are hell-bent on destroying our economy and systematically erasing what it means to be an American.