MO NANNIES MO PROBLEMS  12:11 pm March 19, 2012

SC Immigration Law Secretly Exempted Jobs South Carolinians Really Want Mexicans to Do

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

This guy is your kids' nanny now.Well well well. It seems a secret loophole in South Carolina’s anti-immigration law, undoubtedly put in at the behest of Big Nanny, lets South Carolina employers off the hook in checking the immigration status of any potential worker who wants to clean their house, diaper their kids, or pick their strawberries.

The law, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires all private employers in South Carolina to use the federal E-Verify database to check newly hired employees’ immigration status. However, a little-known loophole provides exceptions for four categories of workers — agriculture laborers, domestic workers in a private residence, ministers and fishermen working on crews of 10 or fewer people.

The agriculture industry and the legislators who supported the exemption said it was necessary because migrant farmworkers would be difficult to check, and no one wanted South Carolina to encounter a shortage of workers to pick peaches, strawberries and watermelons, as Georgia and Alabama recently did.

But if those groups are exempted, that only bars illegal aliens who work in fast food franchises and the dudes standing outside Home Depot! Why does South Carolina hate America? [HeraldOnline]

 

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nounverb911 March 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Well you really can't expect the white trash to do any actual work can you?

Deranged Shaman March 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Someone has to supervise the illegals.

Baconzgood March 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Hey signing those SSI checks can give you writers cramp!

GeorgiaBurning March 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

And once that "disability" check is in the bank, its back to sitting on the porch bitching about lazy Mexicans coming here to get welfare.

mormos March 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Someone should throw that stuff out. It’s really starting to stink up the place.

Texan_Bulldog March 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Which category did Nikki Haley check?

And 'ministers' can be illegals? What, they don't have enough white ministers in SC?

nounverb911 March 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Anchor baby?

ElPinche March 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

In SC, it's like jello, there's always room for xian whitey.

Negropolis March 20, 2012 at 3:09 am

Anchor baby.

iburl March 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Ministers get an exemption too because of…. Christian supremacy?

SkinnyNerd March 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

These four categories are the only categories of work available in South Carolina. So basically anybody can hire an illegal.

donner_froh March 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Welcome to South Carolina. You can do stoop labor in the fields and wipe our kids' nasty butts. Enjoy your stay.

occams8ball March 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

In my dictionary, a minister is "anyone participating in the delivery of tangible and/or intangible goods and/or services willing to work really really hard for little or no pay."

fuflans March 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

it's a great day in south carolina!

Boojum_Reborn March 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Twice!

SorosBot March 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This is South Carolina; I'm surprised the exemptions for domestic workers and agricultural labor don't require the immigrants to be unpaid and working involuntarily.

ALIVE! March 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

South Carolina has never had an economic strategy that doesn't rely on a workforce with no rights.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

And bending over and grabbing their ankles for any corporation that so much as looks their way.

BaldarTFlagass March 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I expect a huge influx of illegal priests in SC, now that you've blown the gaffe.

spends2much March 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

So the employer gets off the hook, but if the poe-lice round up those undocumented nannies and farm workers, they'll ship 'em back where they belong, right?

Come on, South Carolina, stop pussyfooting around it and just go ahead and strike those anti-slavery laws off the books. You know you want to…

nounverb911 March 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

But how does this effect Lindsey Graham's rent-boy collection?

BaldarTFlagass March 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I think he keeps them in an offshore rent-boy haven.

hagajim March 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Those are domestics – natch!

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Those are domestic snatch.

Man0nTheStreet March 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

How do you say "Santorum" in espanish?

memzilla March 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Lincoln Freed The Slaves
South Cackalacky Want's 'Em Back.

PhilippePetain March 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Hm, it almost seems like this would have the exact same effect as limiting Mexicans to having those jobs, which seems like it might be grossly unconstitutional. All's well that end's well, yo creo.

Swampgas_Man March 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It can't be unconstitutional, the Constitution doesn't apply to Mexicans!

Not_So_Much March 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

What if they want work as a staffer having an affair with the Governess?

chicken_thief March 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

When asked, Gov Nikki said "IT'S A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA!"

Biel_ze_Bubba March 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Plowing is agricultural work, isn't it?

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

OK, provided you call up Merchant Ivory a week or so in advance, so that they can set up a crew and film it.

Maman March 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I am waiting until even the thin veneer of civility that remains is gone. I figure sometime in October we will start hearing the n-word flying around the south on the airways.

CivicHoliday March 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Politicalgrandstandingsayswhat?

Jus_Wonderin March 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION NOW…except where it impacts my bottomline."

chicken_thief March 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

So South Carolina is cracking down on the numbers of illegal doctors, lawyers, accountants, and IT personnel invading their borders? It's about time….

sewollef March 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

No illegal dentists though…

Come to think of it, are they any dentists in South Carolina?

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Are there any teeth in South Carolina?

SorosBot March 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

The rich white South Carolinans' desire to not have to recognize the existence of Latinos is surpassed by their desire to not pay their maids a living wage.

edgydrifter March 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The important thing is South Carolina is finally doing something about the hordes of illegal migrant investment bankers and undocumented trauma surgeons flooding the state.

SexySmurf March 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Do you see that dude grabbing his crotch? He's gonna vote for Mitt Romney.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

You can hardly blame him, after the way Rick Santorum told him, "Speak goddamn English, Pee-dro!".

BaldarTFlagass March 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Should americans pick crops? Nikki says "No,
'Cause no one but a Mexican would stoop so low."
And after all, even in Egypt, the pharaohs
Had to import
Hebrew braceros.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

A decrepit old gas man named Peter,
Whilst hunting around for the meter,
Touched a leak with his light,
He arose out of sight,
And, as anyone can see by reading this, also completely destroyed the meter.

prommie March 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

True version: "The agriculture industry supported the exemption because it would make it easier to keep hiring illegals."

Callyson March 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

a little-known loophole provides exceptions for four categories of workers — agriculture laborers, domestic workers in a private residence, ministers and fishermen
What, no rent boys?

Guppy March 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

"Domestic workers in a private residence."

Callyson March 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I thought of that, but what about the clients who can't take their party people home because of the Missus? (You'd think the state that gave us Mark Sanford would have thought of that…)

Guppy March 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Shack them up in an apartment.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Or, as they're familiarly known, "Domestic workers in privates".

FakaktaSouth March 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

MOOOOOOOOM!!! Why does SOUTH CAROLINA get to keep THEIR Mexican laborers? You ALWAYs do this. I want some Mexicans toooo and you made them go away and said it'd be better. You lied. Why do I have to suffer just because South Carolina's too lazy to do their own chores?? This is so unfair. I like fruit too ya know. I'm calling Daddy.

I hate people.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

*runs upstairs to room*
*slams door*
*blares music*

freakishlywrong March 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Sooooooo, right back to the 40's/50's. And I thought The Help was just a movie.

dinkybossetti March 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Not true. It's also a book.

Negropolis March 20, 2012 at 3:12 am

A manuel(a), even.

dijetlo March 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

You'd think the fact it was South Carolina would be enough reason for the illegal to stay out.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Party of Personal Loopholes

Blueb4sunrise March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I'm guessing 'Minister' ≠ 'Imam'

sewollef March 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

No need to guess there…. say it loud and proud.

sharethegrief March 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm

What about textile workers? Mexican women can put together a Confederate flag faster than a taco.

BaldarTFlagass March 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

The manufacture of Ol' Dixie has been off-shored to El Salvador.

Chichikovovich March 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Maybe if textile manufacturing companies were allowed to import boatloads of illegal workers from Malaysia, they would have to bring their factories back for the Malaysians to work in.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Ha ha!
NORTH Carolina *still* has textile mill sweatshops dumping cancer juice in the river…
Oh, wait…

ElPinche March 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm

From a commenter on the Herald pertaining Hailey with bagger's remorse: "I had hopes for Haley when she was first elected. But she's just another politician. Perhaps no worse, but certainly no better than the rest."

*sigh* Afterall, she did sign up to be a muthafuckin POLITICIAN.

bikerlaureate March 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Perhaps no worse, but certainly no better than the rest."

Wait, my ex is submitting comments to the Herald website?

("Expect mediocrity, and you'll never be surprised.")

Chichikovovich March 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

The "pray away" forest fires, "pray away" Obama, "pray away" hurricanes, etc. strategies have failed miserably, but only South Carolina is sharp enough to realize that these obvious public safety measures failed due to a minister shortage.

friendlyskies March 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You've got to hand it to the South Carolina legislature – they've managed to pander to white trash racists, lazy rich people, and big agribusiness in one bill, using the philosophy of profitable hypocrisy. I guess all those years in church rather than school finally paid off.

kissawookiee March 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Is gutting chickens at the Tyson plant going to be classified as "agricultural" or "domestic?"

fuflans March 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

this was smart. if alabama had exemptions maybe they wouldn't have arrested those honda and mercedes executives.

though to be fair, they were furrin.

Guppy March 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Here, let me fix that quote…

"and no one wanted South Carolina to encounter a shortage of workers willing to work for next to nothing to pick peaches, strawberries and watermelons, as Georgia and Alabama recently did. "

FraAnima March 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

When does Mississippi (re)enact their slave labor laws?

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

What's your hurry?
They didn't outlaw slavery unti _*1995*_.
No, that is NOT a typo.
No, I am NOT kidding:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi
"In 1995, it symbolically ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, which had abolished slavery in 1865."

FraAnima March 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

That's what I thought…the years between 1995 and 2012 they can just write off as uncharacteristic of their god-forsaken state.

GreatChristiano March 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Darn it–loopholes work better when they're secret.

owhatever March 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It was the logical alternative to building a fence along the South Carolina border with Mexico.

Mr Pre-Press March 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

These are the same Messicans they'll hire when they open fire on Fort Sumter next month.

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hire them to do what? Stand in front of them for protection?

slowhansolo March 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

It's a win-win!

(For shitbag hypocrite panderers.)

arihaya March 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

this is just excuse so that future Storm Thurmond has some nanny to rape

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

As if having "South of the Border" in SC wasn't gross enough:
http://www.thesouthoftheborder.com/

tessiee March 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

"a little-known loophole provides exceptions for four categories of workers — agriculture laborers, domestic workers in a private residence [...]"

I think Sacralonna already tried this a few decades ago. As I recall, it didn't end well.

horsedreamer_1 March 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

As more house staff comes with its fishermen spouses — run on Jaliscences in South Carolina — the flagship university will see its gridiron team flounder buts its football team explode.

ttommyunger March 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

So South Carolinians are smarter than Georgians…..who knew?

fitley March 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

South Carolina: All mouth, no teeth.

Man0nTheStreet March 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Isn't South Carolina the wanna-be sovereign CSA state that fired the 1st shot in the oh-so-treasonous Civil War? Why hasn't the US Military been occupying that place 24/7 with strapping young Black Panther-trained Blah-American Yankee Mofos since 1865? We still keep our Navy boots on the necks of Okinawa and Guantanamo, but ol' dumbass Johnny Reb gets a pass they clearly don't deserve and haven't earned yet?

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