- Jul 22, 2019
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And you said we were not punishing employers.Your link.
But new data suggests that the government has not prioritized the prosecution of employers, whose jobs represent the biggest lure for those crossing the southern border to reach the United States.
“Not only are few employers prosecuted, fewer who are convicted receive sentences that amount to more than token punishment,”
Both the Obama and Bush administrations unveiled efforts to target employers as they goaded Congress to fix the broken immigration system. Yet prosecutions have rarely exceeded 15 in a single year, according to TRAC. They reached their highest point, 25, in the first year of the Obama administration; they reached 20 in 2005 when President George W. Bush was in the White House.
25, 20 compared to 11.
This administration’s focus has been on conducting worksite operations with an eye toward arresting and deporting workers and not necessarily prosecuting the employers,”
We aren't. Even under the best scenario under Obama, 25 is nothing. There are thousands employing illegals. Mandatory e-verify would address a large percentage of this issue.
It's not even being discussed because neither party wants to address it.