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

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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85 comments

      1. GeorgiaBurning

        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.

  1. Texan_Bulldog

    Which category did Nikki Haley check?

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

    1. SkinnyNerd

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

    1. occams8ball

      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."

  2. SorosBot

    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.

    1. ALIVE!

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

      1. tessiee

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

  3. spends2much

    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…

  4. PhilippePetain

    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.

    1. tessiee

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

  5. Maman

    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.

  6. chicken_thief

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

    1. sewollef

      No illegal dentists though…

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

  7. SorosBot

    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.

  8. edgydrifter

    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.

    1. tessiee

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

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    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.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      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.

  10. prommie

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

  11. Callyson

    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?

      1. Callyson

        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…)

  12. FakaktaSouth

    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.

  13. dijetlo

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

  14. sharethegrief

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

    1. Chichikovovich

      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.

      1. tessiee

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

  15. ElPinche

    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.

    1. bikerlaureate

      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.")

  16. Chichikovovich

    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.

  17. friendlyskies

    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.

  18. kissawookiee

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

  19. fuflans

    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.

  20. Guppy

    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. "

      1. FraAnima

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

  21. owhatever

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

  22. Mr Pre-Press

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

  23. tessiee

    "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.

  24. horsedreamer_1

    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.

  25. Man0nTheStreet

    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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