Reps. Jack Kingston and Marsha Blackburn Really Get It


Yesterday, I made the suggestion that ICE should find out which companies are closed because their illegal employees are attending the illegal immigrant protests and then raid those companies.

Well, take a look at the letter Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sent today to Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of ICE:

Dear Ms. Myers,

As you are aware, pro-illegal immigration rallies are taking place throughout the United States today. Those organizing the rallies have encouraged illegal aliens to refrain from going to work as a sign of protest.

Too often, we presume that fault lies with the illegal migrant worker, but we need to recognize that the employer broke the law by hiring the illegal alien. We believe the Federal government has an obligation to enforce the nation’s immigration laws and must actively investigate any and all instances where it is apparent industries have knowingly and willingly hired those who entered this country illegally.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should pursue the multiple reports in the news media today regarding companies which have been forced to halt operations because large numbers of their employees appear to be in the United States illegally and are participating in the protest rallies.

ICE has an obligation to use this public information to enforce immigration laws. We respectfully request that you look into this matter and report back to us on your findings.

Thank you for your immediate consideration to this important matter.


Jack Kingston
Member of Congress

Marsha Blackburn
Member of Congress


A company’s announcement that it is required to close because employees are attending an illegal immigration protest sounds like probable cause to me.

John Hawkins at Right Wing News is also covering Reps. Kingston and Blackburn’s request.

Update: Rep. John Hostettler sent a letter to Secretary Myers as well. Hot Air has the audio of Rep. Hostettler discussing his letter on Fox News.

Update II:
More companies for ICE to investigate.

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