September 5, 2010
Laszlo is a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. A naturalized citizen is one who, being born an alien, has lawfully become a citizen of the United States under the constitution and laws. He has all the rights of a natural born citizen, except that of being eligible as president or vice-president of the United States.
Laszlo and his family immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Hungary. At that time he obtained his Social Security Card along with his Green Card. In 1989, he and his wife became American citizens in Los Angeles, California. Two years later they both obtained their US Passports, which they’ve kept renewed ever since. They have paid taxes since 1982. They have never borrowed or gotten financial help from the government. Both Laszlo and his wife have worked full time since they’ve been in this country.
Their 36 year old son served two terms with the Air Force, one in Desert Storm, and one in Desert Shield. This family has assimilated into American life and culture and are exemplary American citizens.
Laszlo is presently employed by the state working for the Juvenile Detention Center for the last eight plus years. He recently applied for a job as a reservist with the local Sheriff’s office. As a part of the hiring procedure (besides the very detailed background investigation), his legal status and eligibility to work were also checked by E-Verify. The result came back as “Tentative Non-Confirmation.” Tentatively, this means he’s not eligible to work since:
“The SSA is unable to confirm his US citizenship
- And they cannot confirm that employee is eligible to work because SSA records do not show that the Social Security holder is a US citizen”
Laszlo worked with and was one of the original members of the Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration in his town and was instrumental in getting E-Verify passed into law in his state. Obviously, no good deed goes unpunished. Here is a link for an explanation of E-Verify.
After his E-Verify “Non-confirmation,” he visited the local Social Security office with his Social Security Card, Drivers’ License, U.S. Passport, and the original Naturalization Certificate issued by the United Stated Federal Government. After the lengthy research by the SSA clerk, he was told that none of his information can be verified in the system. She asked him, “Would you like to contest? It will be a long process and may not turn out in your favor.” She also informed him that he broke the law by laminating his social security card and that seemed to be her biggest concern!
In the meantime, he cannot get hired, will probably lose the job opportunity, and might even lose his current job with the state if the social security administration reports him as a “non-eligible” to work in the United States.
At this point he is helpless and doesn’t know where to turn to provide proof that he is a naturalized citizen. At the same time he and his family as well as all his friends are outraged that millions of illegal aliens are floating around in our country, working illegally, being paid under the table, committing crimes that kill 25 American citizens a day, voting, taking advantage of the entitlement system of the US, rioting and going unpunished for unlawful entry into the US. Yet, Laszlo as an American citizen is being denied work because the federal government has dropped the ball AGAIN on a LEGAL American.
I have known Laszlo for sometime as a cyber buddy who does his homework and sends important information to his e-mail list. He knows our constitution probably better than the majority of people he corresponds with who are natural born citizens. This man and his family have fought for America’s culture and her laws; he has been on the frontlines in many battles. He’s the kind of citizen America is proud to call her own. And he votes!
I’ve suggested that Laszlo make an early appointment in his congress person’s local office as soon as possible rather than going through the Social Security Administration (one big huge bureaucracy of slow moving paperwork). He needs his yearly tax records, his naturalization certificate, his drivers’ license and all his documentation, and he needs to get his congress critter to help him so this man can continue being employed with not one, but two jobs to help support himself and his family.
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If anyone reading this has any other suggestions that can help Laszlo, please by all means, contact me through e-mail and I’ll forward your suggestions and e-mails to Laszlo.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.
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