Skip to comments.Immigrant Crackdown Falls Short[Few Employers of Illegal Workers Face Criminal Charges]
Posted on 12/24/2007 9:52:35 PM PST by BGHater
Despite Tough Rhetoric, Few Employers of Illegal Workers Face Criminal Charges
In its announced clampdown on companies that hire illegal workers, the federal government has arrested nearly four times as many people in the past year as it did two years ago, but only a tiny fraction of those arrests involved criminal charges against those who hired the workers, according to a year-end tally prepared by the Department of Homeland Security.
Fewer than 100 owners, supervisors or hiring officials were arrested in fiscal 2007, compared with nearly 4,900 arrests that involved illegal workers, providers of fake documents and others, the figures show. Immigration experts say the data illustrate the Bush administration's limited success at delivering on its rhetoric about stopping illegal hiring by corporate employers.
"I know what it takes to get a criminal case," said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a former state prosecutor and member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. ". . . Why is it that hundreds of bar owners can be sanctioned in Missouri every year for letting somebody with a fake ID have a beer, but we can't manage to sanction hundreds of employers for letting people use fake identities to obtain a job?"
Democratic political consultants have advised the party's lawmakers -- who already are on the defensive about immigration policy -- that the Bush administration's failure to more aggressively target powerful corporations may be a vulnerability for Republican candidates who are seeking to make immigration a campaign issue.
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Until the Federal government gets serious about securing the border and enforcing immigration laws, it is a joke to try to criminalize employers.
Especially if it is also a criminal offense to discriminate against someone who might be illegal...
Another major disappointment from the Bush/Cheney Administration.
If we elect the Huckster, Mitt Isuzu, or Rudy..we will get more of this stuff. Or..somehow we have laws that say we can’t enforce the law. And the wall is being built as fast as we can’t build the wall.
It is time to once again demonstrate the power or the people and elect a true conservative..Thompson. Then unelect the Rino’s and Rats who will continue this crap.
Immigrant Crackdown Falls Short[Few Employers of Illegal Workers Face Criminal Charges]....
another part of jorge bush’s shamnesty!!!!
My yard crew that does about 5 homes around mine, left the country to go back to Mexico for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays it seems.
I'm sure they will skip back across after New Years Day to come cut my lawn before another crew steals their jobs.
I just pray Mohammed doesn't come back with my lawn crew.
Face it, BOTH parties want open borders and unless there is a Second American Revolution it isn’t going to change!
I AGREE 100%.
“Why is it that hundreds of bar owners can be sanctioned in Missouri every year for letting somebody with a fake ID have a beer, but we can’t manage to sanction hundreds of employers for letting people use fake identities to obtain a job?”
So, massive crackdowns should include hauling employers to jail.
All businesses which knowingly hire illegal invaders should be dissolved and their assets seized and liquidated to defray the cost to the American Taxpaying Public of having to bear the apprehension, incarceration, prosecution, repatriation and medical bills of the said illegal invaders.
I suggest we start with the “U.S.” Chamber of Commerce.
The above link is to the “U.S.” Chamber of Commerce, a.k.a. the Red Chinese/Mexican Consulate Supporters in America.