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Question DetailsAsked on 6/5/2011

How can I verify a conractor is legal US citizen?

Any suggestions on how I should request verification from contractors that their workers are all legal citizens? Does anyone else do this and how difficult has it been?

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    Depending on the type of work you are contracting you might be hard pressed to get that done. You could possibly add a clause into a contract regarding legal citizens. Others in my area have the same issue as you, a couple won't allow non-english speaking workers on the premises and at least one individual made english speaking wporkers a requirement of the contract.

    FYI: Many companies that employ illegals fudge on workmans compensation insurance and business liability. Make sure you get documentation from your contractor and their sub contractors that verifies they have business liability and workmans compensation policies.

    Answered 7 years ago by HolmesonHomes

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    [quote user="birdie"]I would like to hire only contractors who hire legal U.S. citizens.[/quote]

    Then be prepared to pay twice as much as other contractors!!! I often sit AMAZED at programs on TV such as "FLIP THIS HOUSE" and how much work gets done for the $$....... then I realise these homes are in southern California and it all makes perfect sense......

    Answered 7 years ago by cassar11

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    This website allows you to search companies who have been photographed or reported as hiring illegal aliens

    http://www.wehirealiens.com/

    Answered 7 years ago by Cristin

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    [quote user="cassar11"]

    [quote user="birdie"]I would like to hire only contractors who hire legal U.S. citizens.[/quote]

    Then be prepared to pay twice as much as other contractors!!! I often sit AMAZED at programs on TV such as "FLIP THIS HOUSE" and how much work gets done for the $$....... then I realise these homes are in southern California and it all makes perfect sense......

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    Illegals labor lowering cost is misleading I think.

    If you are here illegally you don't pay Social Security or State and Federal Income tax. Your health care and education are subsidized (Paid For) by the State and Federal Government and the ACLU will fight for your rights even though you don't have the right to be here.

    If you are a legal citizen you most likely pay State and Federal Income Tax, Social Security, health care, education, legal expenses and your tax dollars are subsidizing the welfare of illegals................Which means you are already paying more. It is a cost you don't see becasue it is not calculated in your mortgage payment, but you are paying for it in your taxes.

    If you hire the contractor with legal citizens it may appear your paying more, but actually you may be paying less because the workers share in the tax burden just as you do.

    Knowingly hiring or using illegal labor is nothing short of selling out the future of your country and the future of your children.

    Answered 7 years ago by HolmesonHomes

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    I am not an attorney but I will offer a chunk of words you can consider using as a starting point.

    Contractor certifies that all employees of contractor, or sub-contractors working on behalf of the contractor, are:

      Citizens of the United States, orHold Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status as defined and awarded by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security.

    LPR is the real title for green cards (which are actually white).

    There is one other legitimate status less than LPR - holders of immigrant visas have the right to be here but I'm not sure about the work abilities. If the discussion reaches that level, you may have to decide how important it is to you and seek help from an attorney.

    If you want to read more about LPR or have something to keep as a reference, visit USCIS' website at This Site.

    I have not tried to use this when hiring a contractor but have used it in other activities.

    I applaud your effort!

    Answered 7 years ago by Old Grouch




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