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San Diego-area employer partners with ICE to ensure legal workforce and prevent fraud
Bergelectric Corporation becomes the eighth ICE IMAGE partner in San Diego County
SAN DIEGO — An electrical contracting corporation with field offices throughout the country, including San Diego, is partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to reduce fraud and the hiring of illegal workers.
Bergelectric Corporation officially became the eighth IMAGE partner in San Diego at a signing ceremony Thursday, partnering with ICE to ensure a more secure workforce and to enhance fraudulent document awareness through education and training. The IMAGE program, or ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers, is a voluntary program that helps employers comply with the law by equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to ensure a legal, authorized workforce.
"It is my pleasure to welcome Bergelectric as our newest IMAGE partner," said Derek Benner, special agent in charge for ICE HSI in San Diego. "Developing partnerships with the business community is part and parcel of our effort to create a culture of compliance in the workplace. Our IMAGE partners are provided tools and knowledge to protect the integrity of their labor force and ensure their employees are who they represent themselves to be and are legally authorized to work in this country."
Bergelectric has been in business since 1946 and provides electrical contractor services in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, Raleigh and Orlando. The IMAGE agreement with this company represents more than 2,000 employees, which includes 640 employees who work at its offices in San Diego County.
"Bergelectric is proud to be a partner with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security," said Frank Boecker, human resources manager for Bergelectic Corporation. "Bergelectric has always been a leader in the construction industry, and we hope to pave the way for other construction industry contractors to join the IMAGE program. We are thankful for the valuable assistance that the IMAGE Program, ICE, and John Murakami have provided Bergelectric Corp. Their assistance continues to provide us with the best employment practices possible, and helps to ensure a high level of integrity in our workforce."
Other IMAGE partners in San Diego include: Betz Concrete Inc., Pacific Rim Mechanical, Body Beautiful Car Wash, A-1 Fire Protection, San Diego Flight Training International, Unicel Corporation and Fluid Components International LLC. The agreements with these businesses represent 10 hiring sites and more than 600 employees.
To qualify for IMAGE certification, partners agree to enroll in E-verify, have written hiring policies that include a self-audit, and undergo an ICE form I-9 audit.
Undocumented workers create vulnerabilities in today's marketplace by presenting false documents to gain employment, completing applications for fraudulent benefits, and stealing identities of legal United States workers. To combat this, ICE initiated the IMAGE program in 2006.
All IMAGE members must participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify employment eligibility verification program. Through this program, employers can verify that newly hired employees are eligible to work in the United States. This Internet-based system is available throughout the nation and is free to employers. It provides an automated link to the Social Security Administration database and DHS immigration records.
Upon enrollment in and commitment to the IMAGE Best Employment Practices, program participants are deemed "IMAGE certified," a distinction DHS and ICE believe will become an industry standard. IMAGE also provides free training to all employers on the provisions of the Form I-9, fraudulent document detection, and building a solid immigration compliance model.
Companies interested in more information on the IMAGE program can call the ICE office in San Diego at (619) 550 - 5205 or visit www.ICE.gov/image.
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PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP AND CALL THEIR OFFICIALS. TELL OBAMA AND CONGRESS WE DON'T WANT A DICTATOR. WE DEMAND A SAY IN OUR LAWS, NOT OBAMA TELLING US WITH A STROKE OF A PEN.
You can also call or write to the President:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address
Visitors Office: 202-456-2121
U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office.
|Posted on August 7, 2011 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
WE HAVE LOST A GREAT PATRIOT THIS WEEK. SHE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MM AND ONE OF THE BEST PATRIOTS. SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY. KEEP HER FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
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HERE'S THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE ABOUT OUR RALLY ALONG WITH SOME PHOTOS. ENJOY.
REMEMBER TO KEEP CALLING YOUR OFFICIALS WEEKLY.
THEY MUST BE TOLD TO SECURE OUR BORDERS, ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS AND NO KIND OF AMNESTY OF ANY KIND.
|Posted on January 14, 2011 at 4:59 PM||comments (0)|
EAGLE FORUM SAN DIEGO MEMBERS
FRIENDS OF EAGLE FORUM | FRIENDS OF WOODY
Many of you have already indicated that you will be joining
Eagle Forum San Diego at the Mt. Soledad War Memorial rally this Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00 am.
While we, the people, are doing what we can do to preserve our National War Memorials, those we elected are doing what they can do to preserve our National War Memorials.
I'm forwarding this email to you to let you know what Congressmen Duncan D. Hunter, Darrell Issa, and Brian Bilbray are doing to protect and preserve the Mt. Soledad War Memorial.
There is a link at the bottom of this information to the letter that the Congressmen have written to the Attorney General asking for his intervention in this matter.
Also at the bottom of the letter is the contact information for Ellen Malin, who is Congressman Hunter's Washington, DC Aide. We are indebted to Ellen and the Congressmen for their diligence and kindness to keep us informed of the Congressmen's actions and keen understanding of what the people want from their elected representatives.
It's not too early to sign up as volunteers for these 3 Congressmen in their next bid for Congress in 2012. They deserve to be re-elected, and we deserve representation of the calibre demonstrated by these three exemplary Americans.
In the meantime, I've attached a contact list for all the Congressional Representatives in San Diego County. For those on the list who are working with the people to preserve our National War Memorials, may I strongly urge you to fax them a hearty "Thank You!" for their efforts. Save the list for future reference.
See you at Mt. Soledad War Memorial on Saturday, January 15, 2011!
John "Woody" Woodrum
Eagle Forum San Diego
For Immediate Release: January 12, 2011 Contact: Joe Kasper (202) 225-5672
Hunter Introduces War Memorial Protection Act
Reps. Bilbray and Issa join legislation to protect American war monuments following latest Mt. Soledad ruling
Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52) introduced the War Memorial Protection Act to allow the inclusion of religious symbols as part of military monuments. The legislation follows the latest ruling from the Ninth Circuit declaring the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial unconstitutional.
"The latest ruling on the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is a disservice to anyone who has ever served in America's armed forces, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said Congressman Hunter, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Mt. Soledad is a symbol of military service and tradition. Ensuring it remains intact is not only important to the San Diego community, but the millions of other Americans who have served in America's armed forces and defended freedom in the face of immense danger and personal risk.
"The War Memorial Protection Act is just as much about Mt. Soledad as it is every other war memorial across the country. From Fort Rosecrans to Arlington National Cemetery, America honors its war dead and military heroes for their willingness to step forward and protect others. In cases where religious elements are present, the fact that these monuments stand as symbols of military service and sacrifice does not change.
"Judicial activism, as underscored by the ruling on Mt. Soledad, is a serious threat to the preservation of American war memorials. This legislation provides the necessary foundation to ensure war memorials with religious symbols are explicitly protected under federal law."
Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50), an original cosponsor of the legislation along with Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), added, "Mt. Soledad is a national memorial that pays tribute to the men and women of America's Armed Forces who have courageously served their country in defense of freedom worldwide. The memorial also holds a very special place in my heart because the plaques of my father, brothers, and stepfather are among the thousands of stories of military service. That is why I am proud to co-sponsor the War Memorial Protection Act to ensure that Americans are allowed to recognize the religious background of members of the United States Armed Forces in the memorials we build to honor their service and memories."
Last week, Representatives Hunter and Bilbray sent a letter to the Attorney General and Secretary of Defense, urging the Departments of Justice and Defense to vigorously defend the Mt. Soledad Memorial. A copy of the letter is available here.(http://hunter.house.gov/images/stories/Hunter_Bilbray_Mt.Soledad.pdf )
El Cajon Office - 1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206 * El Cajon, CA 92020 * Phone: (619) 448-5201 * Fax: (619) 449-2251
Washington D.C. Office - 1429 Longworth HOB * Washington, D.C. 20515 * Phone: (202) 225-5672 * Fax: (202) 225-0235
Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52)
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|Posted on December 19, 2010 at 2:41 PM||comments (0)|
THE BIG PUSH FOR AMNESTY AND THE DREAM ACT IS ONCE AGAIN ON!
YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EVERYDAY, TELL
"NO AMNESTY", ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS
AND SECURE OUR BORDERS!!
GET THE INFORMATION OUT TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
WRITE, CALL AND EMAIL - NO THING IS TOO SMALL
TO HELP DEFEAT THOSE THAT CARE SO LITTLE FOR
THE AMERICAN CITIZEN'S
Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Council members formally declared their support for Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law by adopting a resolution Wednesday night that expresses the city's support for SB 1070.
Adoption of the resolution also means contracted vendors with the city must begin using the federal E-Verify program, an Internet-based system that allows employers to check on an employee's eligibility to work in the United States, if they are not already enrolled in the program.
Rancho council to formalize support of Ariz. immigration law
Mayor Jerry Holloway, Mayor Pro Tem Tony Beall, Councilman Jim Thor and Councilman Neil Blais voted unanimously to adopt the resolution of support. Councilman Gary Thompson was absent, but left a letter stating his support of the resolution.
"Unchecked illegal immigration has negatively impacted the city of Rancho Santa Margarita, the state of California and our entire nation," Beall said. "I don't believe we need comprehensive immigration reform. I believe we need comprehensive and consistent reinforcement of our nation's existing immigration laws."
Rancho Santa Margarita joins several other Orange County cities in declaring its support for the controversial immigration-reform law, including Costa Mesa, Yorba Linda and Orange. The resolution states that Rancho is not a sanctuary city, but it does not expressly declare itself as a Rule of Law city, either. Holloway had previously said declaring a Rule of Law city was "overkill" and that the language in the resolution was enough.
Council members unanimously expressed their support for the law when the item was first discussed in June, but the council waited to vote on the resolution until they heard from residents. Of the 522 respondents to an online survey at cityofrsm.org as of noon Wednesday, 442 supported the council's decision and 80 did not, according to city staff.
More than a dozen people filled council chambers on Wednesday to hear the council's decision. Some urged the council not to adopt the resolution because they felt it was unconstitutional and may lead to racial profiling.
"You folks here ... want to support a law which on its face is divisive, unconstitutional and a travesty," said Rancho resident William Kirkendale. "I'm 73 years old ... you need to have lived as long as I have to know it's human nature with regard to racism and racial profiling. How you can sit here and support such a law is beyond me."
Holloway responded to concerns of racial profiling by defending the city's law enforcement.
"In terms of racial profiling, I find it odd that we would trust public safety officers to do everything else for us except to make a good decision on how to enforce this law," Holloway said. "We will come and ask them to save our lives, to give their lives to save ours, but we don't trust them to determine who falls under this law or who doesn't? I don't buy that for a second."
But others echoed the council's sentiments.
"The issue of immigration ... silence is consent. Our silence has been taken as our acceptance. The problem has been allowed to grow," said Rancho resident Eileen Riviere. "Out of the many decisions you make every day, there are few as important as the one before us. The city of Rancho Santa Margarita is no longer silent."