Yes, I'm talking about you. You, Joe Blow Six Pack Fifth-Generation American Citizen. Under a plan proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, if your Social Security doesn't match up with their database, your employer would be required to fire you. It has been estimated that this plan could cost 2% of legal workers their job per year. So you would have a 1 in 50 chance of being fired for no reason at all.
Shouldn't the burden of proof to deny a person's right to work be at least as high as the burden to sent him to jail for a few months? We accept that a lot of guilty people go free as a consequence of our judicial system that is based around protecting the innocent. A plan intended to protect American jobs is a failure if it ultimately results in Americans getting fired.