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Veterans Angry That Illegals Worked On VA Hospital

A local group representing unemployed military veterans said Monday it's angry that illegal immigrants were working to build the new VA Hospital.

There's a federal database that helps contractors screen illegals out of their worker pool, but there may be a very big flaw.

When federal agents caught nine illegal immigrants, including six hiding in the ceiling at the new VA Hospital, some legal residents who are out of work wanted to know how they ever made it onto the construction site at all.

"It's ridiculous! If this is a federal place, they're supposed to be sure who is working," laid-off worker Victor Zapata said.

A group of unemployed veterans said they are planning their own news conference to talk about substandard wages at the new VA site.

The federal E-verify System, designed to help contractors screen out illegal workers, is far from fool-proof. A recent independen

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Added: Feb-15-2011 
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