From the Meuser campaign:
Chris Hackett has broken his promise to have a “positive campaign and primary” as reported in the Times Leader. He realized he could not match Dan’s experience creating and protecting family sustaining jobs, advocating for seniors and working to elect conservative Republicans. This is just the first installment of Chris Hackett's negative campaign to misrepresent the facts for political gain”, said Eric Wallace, Meuser’s Campaign Manager.
Dan Meuser said, “As we have said all along, we hired three illegal aliens who presented us with false identification. During the review undertaken by the INS, they believed additional records of American workers were incomplete as required with the I-9 form. We agreed to the $23,000 fine to take responsibility for all of the records, but again only three were illegal aliens. Pride was determined to make this the first and last time they would be victimized by false identification and thus implemented criminal background checks, personal interviews and the new federal government’s Basic Pilot Program. As your congressman, I will continue to communicate my experience to small businesses and workers in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and to help prevent more illegal aliens from victimizing our economy and taking our jobs.”
Eric also added this:
Over 20 years ago, Pride Lumber and Manufacturing was a small furniture manufacturer with 20 employees. Over the last 20 years, Pride has grown to be the leading manufacture of mobility products in the world. In the course of growing from a small family business, Pride has employed over 10,000 people and has produced over 3 million products that make a real difference in people's lives. Currently Pride Mobility employees over 1,000 residents of Northeast and Central PA, has over 250 positions that pay over 50,000 a year, has a minimum starting salary that is 2 dollars higher than the new minimum wage, provides healthcare benefits to its employees and is consistently rated by the PA Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania. Any attempt to distort the outstanding record of Pride Mobility Products is simply for political purposes.
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