|The employee signs an attestation swearing:
I am aware that federal law provides for imprisonment and/or fines for false statements or use of false documents in connection with the completion of this form. I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I am 1. A citizen of the United States 2. A noncitizen national of the United States 3. A lawful permanent 4. An alien authorized to work.
The employer also signs the form, swearing:
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that (1) I have examined the document(s) presented by the above-named employee, (2) the above-listed document(s) appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee named, and (3) to the best of my knowledge the employee is authorized to work in the United States.
It’s clear from testimony on this bill that employers and employees are routinely ignoring this attestation.
Automatic voter registration
Speaking of attestation, that’s a key part of another bill moving fast this week, one that provides automatic voter registration for everyone who gets a driver’s license. Democrats supporting both bills brushed off concerns that illegal immigrants receiving driver’s licenses would be able to register and vote. The driver’s license bill specifically prohibits the Department of Public Safety from sharing this information with any other agency, including the Secretary of State, preventing the cross-checking of new licensees with the voter database. House Democrats are relying completely on the honor system to prevent a non-citizen from cancelling out your vote.
According to bill author Rep. Aisha Gomez (DFL-Minneapolis), “There are lifelong, permanent immigration consequences” if you falsely sign the oath before voting. But are there? How many illegal immigrants are being deported from Minnesota in the Walz/Biden regime? Even if someone was deported to Mexico, what would stop them from immediately crossing the southern border and returning to Minnesota? The whole conversation ignores the fact that over 200,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border just last month.
Republicans tried to amend the bill to at least make the driver’s license for illegals look different or include the words “Not for voting purposes” so election workers could tell if anyone tried to register to vote. But it was rejected after Rep. Gomez argued, “We’re not going to give people a second-class driver’s license.” Why not? It is, by definition, a different class driver’s license that cannot be used for anything beyond driving. Rep. María Isa Pérez-Vega (DFL-St. Paul) remarked during the hearing that “Folks are trying to follow the law, not break it.” But the very reason “folks” can’t get a driver’s license is because they have already broken the law.
Instead of relying on assurances from Democrats that illegal immigrants won’t commit voter fraud, perhaps we should listen to and believe the direct testimony of Angelica Bello, who warned committee members that, "We are voting. Our people are voting. If you don’t pass this bill, people are going to vote you all out." Rep. Walter Hudson (R-Albertville) tweeted out this snippet from her testimony: