Immigration reform to give 'get out of jail free' card to employers

As the argument goes back and forth whether illegal aliens are being granted amnesty in the immigration reform bill, no one is disputing the fact that employers who gave illegals jobs are going to be given a pass. Washington Times: Employers who have allowed illegal immigrants to work off the books can come forward safely and provide their work history without fear of prosecution, and businesses that knowingly employed someone using a bogus or stolen Social Security number likewise would get a pass, according to an analysis of the bill by the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that wants a crackdown on immigration. "The illegal workers at least have to pay a token fine. The employers of illegal immigrants who violated a whole list of laws themselves don't even have to pay," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the center. "It's the business side of the amnesty that doesn't get a lot of focus." Business groups' support is considered critical to getting a bill...(Read Full Post)