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Blunt urges tougher rules to prevent illegal workers | Missouri Political News Service

Blunt urges tougher rules to prevent illegal workers

August 20th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Today Gov. Blunt urged members of the MHDC to crackdown on employers using illegal immigrants in the City of O’Fallon. Of course the ACLU spoke out against his actions, but what do you expect from people who hate God, Freedom, and America? Will someone deport these clowns?

Gov. Matt Blunt is pressing members of a state commission that awards millions in tax credits to beef up its labor policies amid allegations of illegal workers at an O’Fallon construction site.

In a letter dated Thursday to Missouri Housing Development Commission Chairman Richard Baalmann, Blunt urged members to enact tougher rules to prevent illegal workers on projects receiving state and federal tax credits. The commission is slated to address the issue today at its regular meeting in Jefferson City.

O’Fallon officials allege that Clayton-based developer Peter Hennessey is using subcontractors that employ illegal immigrant workers to complete construction of the 210-unit Southernside, an affordable-housing complex on Weldon Spring Road just west of Highway K. Hennessey denies the claim and said the city is pushing its own political agenda because the site is nonunion and uses out-of-state workers.

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