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A Losing Immigration Strategy

hobmed Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:49 AM
We have not doen enforcement of our present laws. We need e-verify to be mandatory and we need hard fines and jail terms for employers who hire illegal aliens. Current law makes it a federal crime to knowingly hire an illegal alien and it requires that all employers fill out forms (called I-9 forms) related to the identity and immigration status of any and all workers that are hired (for more info visit and click on the link to "I-9 central" ). These records must be kept in a file at the work site and are subject to inspection and audit by the ICE agents. Illegal immigration will end as soon as we start making an the effort to do regular audits and to check I-9 forms for employers who are suspected of hiring illegal aliens.
Conservative abroad Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:56 PM
You are correct. Workplace enforcement dropped to almost zero under Bush and Obama hasn't done any better.
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...