- Feb 14, 2011
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Former illegal immigrant used fake Social Security number, sues over job rejections | The Daily Caller
Ummmm ... there's a difference between depriving someone of an opportunity to support himself and depriving someone of an opportunity to be part of law enforcement.“As greater numbers of formerly undocumented individuals obtain legal authorization to work, it is imperative that they not be kept from doing so by employers who aim to weed them out because of their ethnic or national origin,” Guerrero’s attorney Marsha Chien, said in a statement. ”If discrimination like this is allowed to stand, millions of hard working people who are legally allowed to work in the U.S. will be left without the means to support themselves and contribute to our economy.”
How is discrimination against former law breakers discrimination against Hispanics? That's an insulting claim.According to Guerrero and his lawyers, this amounts to unfair discrimination against Hispanics and has no basis in state law.
My above comments notwithstanding, that excuse for not hiring someone -- i.e., claiming someone is dishonest and shows bad judgment because he used a fake SSN his parents gave him when he was a minor -- is just plain silly.In 2011, Guerrero applied for a job as a corrections officer, and while he passed the applicable tests, he admitted on the application that he had used a fake SSN in the past. The CDCR rejected his application, according to the LAS-ELC, as he “lack[ed] honesty, integrity, and good judgment.” Guerrero was rejected again in 2013 for the same reason.