It has been at the boiling point here for a while. Georgia has more illegal aliens than Arizona. Recently, a group of illegal aliens were found to be working on building the new Cobb County court house.
Off-duty cops to monitor construction workers at Duval courthouse site
Last month, 103 of about 350 workers found with fake IDs
Off-duty police officers will be checking the IDs of every worker who steps
foot on the Duval County Courthouse construction site - one of the latest
steps aimed at screening out undocumented workers.
Jacksonville city officials have also pushed all companies on the downtown
project to use E-Verify, an Internet-based system used to determine a person's
eligibility to work in the United States. The precaution is required for all
The measures are part of the city's ongoing struggle with undocumented
workers on the courthouse project. After three rounds of arrests this fall,
a cross-check of records by federal immigration officials last month found
103 of about 350 workers authorized to work on the site provided what
appeared to be false identification documents.
About half of the 103 were still working at the site at the time of the
check. They've been banned from the project until they can be cleared by
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, city spokeswoman Misty Skipper
All of the workers with questionable documentation either work for United
Forming, the company doing concrete work on the $350 million project, or one
of United Forming's subcontractors, Skipper said.
After the false documents were discovered Nov. 9, city officials asked their
attorneys to look into possible sanctions for Turner Construction, the
company overseeing the project. The General Counsel's Office is still
reviewing the matter.
The city's contract with Turner allows for termination if the company
knowingly allows undocumented workers on the site, but both Turner and
United Forming say they didn't know the workers were illegal immigrants. http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-12-02...