Loud Mouth Illegal Alien Likely Breaking the Law With the Help of MSM
An illegal immigrant floating around the mainstream media is allegedly breaking the law in more ways than living here illegally.
Jose Antonio Vargas, the director of MTV’s tacky documentary “White People”, has worked with CNN, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and the Greater Talent Network Speaker’s Bureau. Each of these companies may find themselves in trouble.
Vargas is breaking the law by “contracting his labor to several media companies through the use of limited liability companies”, according to legal professionals that dished on this topic to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The use of Vargas’s labor violated the Immigration and Nationality Act 274A – Unlawful Employment of Aliens of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) code.
“The intent of the statute is clear, I think,” Jan C. Ting, a former assistant commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and immigration law professor, told TheDCNF. “I think any member of Congress who was asked about this would have to conclude that the intent of the Congress is to preclude the kind of contractual arrangements that [Vargas] entered into, and I think the purpose for which they were entered into was transparent.”
“I think anyone who deals with him knows that he’s not legally present in the United States, so I think it’s a clear violation,” Ting said.
Much of the work for which Vargas is hired specifically pertains to his status as an illegal alien and as an unofficial spokesman for that group.
“The key word in the statute is the hiring of an alien knowing the alien is unauthorized,” explained the former INS assistant commissioner. “So, the statute of subsection A4 says entering into [a] contract with someone is the same as hiring, so A4 takes you up to A1A, which says now since it’s considered hiring, the hiring of someone, an alien, knowing the alien is unauthorized, is unlawful.”
But Ting noted the difficulty in legally holding employers who contract with illegal aliens accountable.
“The employers have actually gotten a court ruling that says the employer’s obligation is no greater than to look at the document presented on its face,” he said. “And the ruling actually says the employer has no obligation to actually turn the document over and look at the back to see whether it looks like a real document.”
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