Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Why Employers Continue to Hire Illegal Immigrants -- In a Nutshell
Friends, for once, the Washington Post isn't 100% wrong. This article neatly summarizes the reasons why President Trump, the Republican Party, and many state governments have not enthusiastically embraced the country's E-Verify system for preventing the employment of illegal aliens. As you will see, only 10% of employers even use the system -- and virtually no businesses are ever punished for hiring illegals. The conspiracy of silence is alive and well. As the article points out, as the unemployment rate declines, the temptation to hire illegals -- and to ignore federal labor and immigration laws -- increases. I suggest that this is a major test for how serious President Trump and Republicans are about cracking down on illegal immigration. If we choose to give employers a pass, then we can justly be accused of a lack of seriousness, or even of dishonesty... Let's commit to complete border security, national sovereignty, the rule of law, and a zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration, shall we?