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Is this legal America appeal Aiding and abetting with sales that benefits fired illegal aliens?

Question by ANNIE: Is this legal America appeal Aiding and abetting with sales that benefits fired illegal aliens?
Is this legal America appeal “Justice for illegals Immigrants sales benefits fired illegals with either fake, made up or stolen documents ?It was a holiday sale for a singular group of beneficiaries — illegal immigrants who had been thrown out of work.

“It makes me feel less guilty for buying all this stuff,” said Dolores Arellano, 19, one of more than 1,000 shoppers who thronged Saturday to the parking lot of American Apparel in downtown Los Angeles.

The trendy, L.A.-based clothier sponsored the “Justice for Immigrants” event to benefit some 1,600 employees let go in recent months after federal inspections uncovered discrepancies in their immigration documentation.

All the proceeds from the sale will go to the families of the dismissed workers and to organizations representing immigrants, said Peter Schey, an attorney for American Apparel in the immigration case.

American Apparel has been a strong proponent of changes in immigration law that would allow many illegal immigrants to attain lawful status. One of its bestselling items is a T-shirt bearing the Legalize LA logo, a motto that also appears on a massive banner adorning the firm’s plant in the garment district.

Saturday’s pre-Christmas sale featured discounts of up to 85% on shirts, sweaters, dresses and sundry other items. The crowd was larger than expected, and workers were constantly carting in boxes of new clothing to be placed on racks and bins spread across the parking lot, flea-market style. Some shoppers waited more than an hour to get in; later, they faced a half-hour wait to pay. The policy was cash only, no returns.

Some shoppers were on board with the sale’s pro-immigrant thrust.

“You’re buying things at a good price, but it’s for a good cause,” Robyn Ybarra, 22, said as she and friends picked through the racks. “I’m for immigration reform.”

Others seemed more attracted by the prices than the charity.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinions, but I feel people should come here legally and by the rules, like we did,” said Sahara Ayineh, 19, who said she emigrated from Iran with her family.

Her sister, Saba Ayineh, said the prices were favorable compared with those at retail stores. “American Apparel is usually over-priced,” she said after purchasing an armful of new clothes. “This is more reasonable.”

Among the crowds picking through the bins were American Apparel employees and friends of the dismissed workers.

“Many of our colleagues have lost their jobs, so it’s good to know this will be a help for them,” said Carmen Garcia, 37, a native of El Salvador. “It’s very hard for them to find jobs now.”

Although the Obama administration has mostly ended the high-profile work-site immigration raids endorsed by the Bush White House, it has stepped up federal document audits of companies and workers.

Firms found to have workers whose documentation does not match official records may be subject to sanctions if they don’t act.

Supporters call the audits a humane way to enforce immigration law, without the disruption of raids. But critics call the audits inhumane “desktop raids” that still force low-income immigrants out of work.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-apparel20-2009dec20,0,5888971.story

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Answer by older
it just gets back to the same ole same ole thing. what is so hard to understand about the word illegal. this has been brought up a hundred times before and the answer is the same. they are criminals–throw them out.

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Whats the difference in benefits between tax free zero coupon bonds and taxable zero coupon bonds?

Question by Yoni: Whats the difference in benefits between tax free zero coupon bonds and taxable zero coupon bonds?
Is there any benefit to having one over the other? Does one get you more money?

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Answer by Wayne Z
Tax fee bonds are issued by states and municipalities. By law they are exempt from federal income tax and may be exempt from state income.

The tradeoff is that they generally pay a lower interest rate.

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UPS employee benefits?

Question by Jammies26: UPS employee benefits?
I’m interviewing for a part time package handler position next week and I was wondering what kind of employee benefits and discounts they provide their part time employees?

I hear you can go to upsers.com and find out but I’m not employed yet so I can’t login. I know they have 401K and medicial, vision and dental insurance (awesome!) but I was curious about discounts for local stores and retailers. (like verizon cell phone service, dell computers, best buy or something etc) Anything you can tell me would be much appreciated!!

Thank you

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What is your opinion State and local workers must report illegal immigrants applying for benefits or face?

Question by Maricopa County: What is your opinion State and local workers must report illegal immigrants applying for benefits or face?
What is your opinion State and local workers must report illegal immigrants applying for benefits or face prosecution ?PHOENIX — State welfare officials will now be reporting applicants for benefits who are not in this country legally to federal immigration officials.
A new policy made public Thursday says eligibility workers at the Department of Economic Security must file a report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement when anyone they are dealing with admits he or she is an illegal immigrant.
The policy also says the report must be filed when federal immigration officials provide “confirmed documentation” that the applicant is not in the country legally. That also includes the results of computerized checks run by state workers of applicants through the federal government’s computerized Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.
But the policy does not require any reports to be filed if someone walks away without benefits because that person did not provide proper documentation.
The move follows legislative approval in August of new laws designed to tighten up who can get public benefits.
A 2004 voter-approved law was billed as closing the door on these benefits to anyone who could not prove legal residency. But a legal interpretation of that initiative by Attorney General Terry Goddard, as implemented by then Gov. Jan Brewer, confined that prohibition to only certain programs.
Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said this new law, which took effect last week, closes those loopholes and ensures that the law covers every service paid for by Arizona taxpayers.
At the most basic level, the new law spells out what documents are acceptable as proof of legal residency. It also adds a requirement for a sworn affidavit from applicants.
But the big change is what Pearce said is an enforceable requirement to report any illegal immigrant who applies for any state or local public benefits.
That provision has teeth: Any state or local worker who fails to report “discovered violations” of federal immigration law can be prosecuted. Penalty for failing to comply with the law includes up to four months in jail and a $ 750 fine.
And the law also applies that same penalty to any supervisor who is complicit.
“We are making it clear to all our staff that they have to follow state and federal law,” said DES spokesman Steve Meissner, including this new measure. He said the new policy will give “clear guidance” to eligibility workers about what actions trigger a “discovered violation” of federal immigration law and what they are supposed to do about it.
Meissner said the new law clears up some “ambiguity” about what benefits require proof of legal presence in this country.
For example, he said there were questions whether someone needed to provide such proof to collect unemployment benefits. Despite that, Meissner continued, DES eligibility workers had asked for documentation from applicants for these payments.
This new law, he said, erases any doubts that DES can demand the documents and turn away those who do not provide them.
Partial list of covered programs:
– Food stamps
– AHCCCS (state Medicaid program)
– Low income home energy assistance
– Grandparent kinship care
– Child care assistance
– Home and community services for developmentally disabled
– Adoption subsidies
– Independent living vouchers for children
– Short-term crisis services
– Unemployment insurance
— Source: Department of Economic Security
http://www.yourwestvalley.com/articles/law-10821-new-benefits.html

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Answer by maccrew6
Ok, blah blah blah, your post is too long, I didn’t have to read past your first sentence.. ANY American should report illegals, PERIOD.

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In Colorado, do retailers charge tax on coupons when you use SNAP benefits?

Question by : In Colorado, do retailers charge tax on coupons when you use SNAP benefits?
It is my understanding it varies state to state, but I am wondering if someone uses SNAP to purchase groceries, and use coupons to save money on the groceries…do they have to pay tax on the coupons?

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Answer by Corvato
SNAP is usually called food stamps or EBT

you don’t get taxes on coupons… but if you are buying products that have a sales tax, you will be charged sales tax on the product usually before the coupon

so if you have 8% sales tax, and buy a $ 1 product, you get charged $ 1.08
if you use a 50% off coupon, you will pay 1.08, minus 50 cents = 58 cents

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In Colorado, do retailers charge tax on coupons when you use SNAP benefits?

Question by : In Colorado, do retailers charge tax on coupons when you use SNAP benefits?
It is my understanding it varies state to state, but I am wondering if someone uses SNAP to purchase groceries, and use coupons to save money on the groceries…do they have to pay tax on the coupons?

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Answer by Corvato
SNAP is usually called food stamps or EBT

you don’t get taxes on coupons… but if you are buying products that have a sales tax, you will be charged sales tax on the product usually before the coupon

so if you have 8% sales tax, and buy a $ 1 product, you get charged $ 1.08
if you use a 50% off coupon, you will pay 1.08, minus 50 cents = 58 cents

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What are the benefits of Ediets coupons?

Question by : What are the benefits of Ediets coupons?
I know about coupons and its benefits but what is the benefit of buying ediets coupon? In which ways its helps the customer?

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Answer by Jessi
If you are the regular customer of Ediets product or Ediet service, then this Ediets coupon help you to save particular amount of money on Ediet product. This coupon offers you many exclusive offers while purchasing the Ediets product. It also offers continuous special discount to the coupon holders.

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