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South Carolina Nikki Haley the governor's taking on sector in a pop time out why.
But South Carolina some businesses using verified to review workers' immigration status governor Haley wants to stay the fishes to check up on businesses to make sure their compliant but the -- It says no.
Governor Haley just sending harsh letter to secretary of -- -- -- a pusher to permit state investigators to access.
Governor Nikki Haley -- that's not -- governor.
Hi Greta how are you.
I'm very well so I'm a caveat this letter that it does sent secretary of our Homeland Security Amgen upon data -- the first paragraph you -- it very -- they -- -- happen -- that you can't try to contact -- on number of times and that you say that she's busy you understand that -- you're disappointed that she's not responding what's up.
You know I think she is mayor responds.
We -- basically -- labor secretary was told the end of April that we could not enforce our illegal immigration laws and at that point we got on the phone with.
Secretary of -- -- office we've repeatedly made phone calls and the Obama administration did not respond and so I sent a letter went public on Friday and said look we have a legal immigration laws for reasons South Carolina takes illegal immigration very -- Let us enforce our laws we need to be able to use this.
Got in the way when it comes to health care in South Carolina they have gotten in the way when it comes to unions and which companies can create jobs in South Carolina and now they're getting in the way.
With the fact that I'm trying to govern a state.
Enforce illegal immigration and they're keeping me from doing it it's got to stop the -- calling the mound.
But -- -- -- our fuel on the fire but you might also remember that an Arizona on another immigration law isn't the way that they thought Arizona on this particular let's constitutional or not -- -- -- by the Supreme Court but they said that immigration -- national issue and they very much wanted to Arizona to get out of itself to the extent that they're not helping you enforce their law.
Well you know you're.
Looking at President Obama saying that he's taking -- -- immigration seriously but then on the other hand it's his administration that stopping us from enforcing it and saying one thing and doing another.
Is -- problem we've had with this administration from the very beginning I'm trying to govern a state I'm trying to manage my state.
And -- it in a way that's in a positive direction and he continues to stop at every step of the way when it comes to good policy.
And no we're not gonna be quiet about it this is something we take seriously in South Carolina I'm going to be loud about it I need to bail them forceful legal.
Immigrants in South Carolina and make sure that our businesses are handling that accordingly and they -- South Carolina our responses to why they're keeping us from doing that.
-- besides today's issue -- whether it's against the law and a why should make a difference.
To you as governor if there are the if there illegal workers -- and and what we wouldn't what's the real impact on South Carolina and now.
Well -- you have to go back to the heart of the principle of this country I and the daughter of immigrant parents.
And they came here legally they paid their time they paid their price and they are offended by those that come here -- we are a country of laws.
When we give up being a country of laws were giving up everything this country is founded on.
We have got to make sure that people come here properly we've got to make sure that our business -- Are hiring -- a -- are making sure that they have work visas we cannot allow any illegal immigrants.
And our state are in our country -- we have to really stand behind what we say we can't just talk about we actually -- -- four cents.
And that's what my labor secretary is trying to do that's what my administration has required her to do and that's what President Obama stopped thing.
But it's usually and there are two issues one and that was -- fact is that is that you ought to be able to communicate with the federal government on an issue like listening to -- sector and -- pop -- -- administration should give back -- and I see -- your letter that it's real replete with examples of what you try to get.
That's the first it's the second thing is that -- you want uses.
Do not have other means to do that.
Well you know.
For verification for legal immigrants but let's be clear I'm not asking for date of birth I'm not asking for any sort of numbers -- identification.
That would compromise.
That is that these people what we're saying this show -- -- Douglas walker and snapped.
You know showing a summary sheet that says that you.
Homeland Security is now allowing us to did that goes to the heart of making sure that businesses are actually doing what we tell them to do.
We can't just take their word what we really have to enforce it make sure that we're handling our laws properly.
And is so that's why it immigration reform is important not just in South Carolina but across this country because.
We are forced to pay for the education of these illegal immigrants report forced to pay for health care through the federal mandates.
We can't continue to pay for something we don't want.
But what we are asking us to allow -- and force the issues so that we can have them go somewhere else and not in -- state of South Carolina.
I -- -- directors accepted does this department of homeland security and make sure that they're legal or illegal are they checking up on us.
Yet they're not we haven't heard anything from them after I've made my comments on Friday.
And made repeated phone calls we sent this letter and sent my secretary of Hollis Thomas said that she wouldn't call us back tomorrow.
So we're glad that she is gonna do that but either way we gotta make sure that states have the ability to enforce -- laws but let's be very clear none of the states would have to -- this.
If the federal government was doing their jobs and securing the borders.
And I take -- not gonna give up.
I'm never gonna give -- I guess I got that feeling from an -- government can't afford to find out -- -- telephone call is -- says it's tampons on how she calls tomorrow.
Thank you -- a good time.
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