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New York City law crosses the line

Last month the New York City Commission on Human Rights enacted a regulation, inter alia, banning the term “illegal alien” when it is used to intimidate or harass an illegal alien.

These regulations prohibit an employer’s request for a green card in the hiring process so long as another document from the list of acceptable documents reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the employee. However, counterfeit documents can appear to be “reasonably” genuine and I suspect that most people don’t have the expertise to distinguish a good counterfeit from the real thing. So if the interviewee or employee presents work documents that appear to be authentic but that person appears to be from a foreign country because of their looks and/or lack of English skills then one would have to choose between violating federal law by relying on a counterfeit document or asking for a green card in violation of NYCHR regulations. Some choice!

I have read New York City’s immigration guidance document and it is just another example of obfuscatory verbosity filled with more regulatory tripwires that favor illegal aliens over American citizens, and raise money for the NYC treasury at the expense of corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors that do business in that city. And of course, if and when these illegal immigrants become citizens, they and their offspring generally vote Democrat. Over time, the character of the electorate changes to the detriment of the opposition party.

Too many of these immigrants don’t even bother to assimilate into American culture because they cling to their own culture, language and customs, and I opine that the NYCHR regulations perversely encourage more illegal (and even legal) immigration while ignoring the racial discord and dissension it causes (see www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/21/mexican-central-american-immigrants-slower-to-assi/, www.brookings.edu/articles/do-we-really-want-immigrants-to-assimilate/, and thefederalist.com/2015/07/27/why-immigrants-vote-for-democrats/, and Ilhan Omar (whose anti-American behavior and appearance need no literature cite).

Finally, I suspect the new immigration guidelines give the NYCHR standing to file an ERPO against an individual alleged to have verbally harassed, perhaps rightfully so, an illegal alien. So much for the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution, but I digress.

New York City has now officially entered the twilight zone — the realm of tyrants, dictators, despots, jackboots and their clapping-seal supporters. My condolences to those who don’t want any part of it but can’t relocate to a free state.

The “twilight zone” is an area just beyond ordinary legal and ethical limits (see www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twilight%20zone).

New York City has now entered this zone — a realm of tyrants, dictators, despots, jackboots and their clapping-seal supporters. My condolences to those who don’t want any part of it but can’t relocate to a free state.

CHARLES F. HEIMERDINGER

Edinburg