"Silent raids" reduce penalty to illegal aliens

The only penalty for the illegal aliens is that they have to replace the workers or get new jobs. The fact that employers speak positively about the new rules make me dubious that they have much effect on them.

The Obama administration’s new approach to dealing with companies that hire illegal immigrants results in firings, not deportations, the New York Times reported Friday.

Instead of immigration sweeps at factories and farms which used to lead to illegal workers being shipped out of the country, the administration’s new policy—government conducted audits labeled “silent raids” by employers—usually only result in the workers losing their jobs, the Times said.

The Times article comes just over a week after the president delivered his highly anticipated speech on immigration reform, which was criticized on both ends of the political spectrum.

In these audits, federal agents examine company records to find illegal workers on the payroll, forcing “businesses to fire every suspected illegal immigrant… not just those who happened to be on duty at the time of a raid,” the Times said. This makes it more difficult for companies to hire undocumented workers to fill these positions in the future, the article explained. . . .



Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

It would appear that this is nothing more than a politcal ploy by the Obama administration to appeal to Hispanic voters, while at the same time trying to appear as if though he is actually doing something about illegal imigrants.

Personally, I think Frank Morgan was much better at this type of schlock "magic", than Obama is...

7/12/2010 11:03 AM  

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