Monthly Archives: August 2007

Pink Project

Oh, to be Italian in 1982…

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Potacan

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Cook some potatoes, weave some bacon, crack an egg or four.

U.S. Set for a Crackdown on Illegal Hiring

In a new effort to crack down on illegal immigrants, federal authorities are expected to announce tough rules this week that would require employers to fire workers who use false Social Security numbers.

Employers, especially in agriculture and low-wage industries, said they were deeply worried about the new rules, which could force them to lay off thousands of immigrant workers. More than 70 percent of farmworkers in the fields of the United States are illegal immigrants, according to estimates by growers’ associations.

The expected regulations would give employers a fixed period, perhaps up to 90 days, to resolve any discrepancies between identity information provided by their workers and the records of the Social Security Administration. If workers’ documents cannot be verified, employers would be required to fire them or risk up to $10,000 in fines for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

The new rules codify an uneasy partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, which enforces the immigration laws, and the Social Security Administration, which collects identity information from W-2 tax forms of about 250 million workers each year, so it can credit the earnings in its system.

Every Thursday

I’m been DJ’ing at Eve: The Restaurant, playing everything from funk, downtempo, African psych, italo disco, old school, and dub reggae. It’s pretty fun so if you’re in the area, you should definitely try to make it out. The music is from 9:30 to late, and they usually put out some complimentary (aka free) appetizers. I think I am the only DJ in town that also cooks at the place where they’re DJing.

Heres a new mix I made of some of the slower stuff I’ve been playing at Eve.