More Companies Faced Immigration Audits in 2012

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More Companies Faced Immigration Audits in 2012

“United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement audited more companies for illegal immigrants on their payrolls in the 2012 fiscal year than in previous years. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased to more than 3,000 in 2012 from 250 in the 2007 fiscal year. From fiscal 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew to nearly $13 million from $1 million, ICE data showed,” the AP reports.

George Will: Immigrants Are Entrepreneurs

“At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is the 150th anniversary of “the first comprehensive immigration law.” This is how the Homestead Act of 1862 is described by Blake Bell, historian at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Neb.,” says George Will.
“Skeptics will say that the Homestead Act which welcomed immigrants to a sparsely populated continent is irrelevant to today. Skeptics should consider not only that immigration is still an entrepreneurial act but also that as the entitlement state buckles beneath the weight of an aging population, America’s workforce needs replenishing.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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    you bet your buns if these immigrants were at these peoples door taking their jobs they wouldnt feel this way …thats the problem the people making these laws and statements their jobs arenmt being overrun by immigrants

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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    “as the entitlement state buckles beneath the weight of an aging population, America’s workforce needs replenishing.”

    Oh, nice. George Will buys into the entitlement ponzi argument for higher immigration. And who will pay for THEIR benefits? Uh, George, U6 unemployment is about 14% but we need more foreign workers?

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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    Notice how they like to compare to 2007 AKA the year of almost no enforcement. For an economy as large as that of the U.S., $13 million is a drop in the bucket, if not the oceans. The deterrent value is negligible.

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    Not surprised with Texas though, but surprise that New Jersey out did Califonia. On the other hand Christie is a type of governor that would allow businessmen to acess cheap labor. Another thing a lot of Conservatives love Texas but it has always had a problem with businessmen liking the cheap labor and many of the top Republicans now in Texas are pushing guestworker programs.

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    More Audits is a Moot Point

    Without prosecutions employers and deportatation of employees, in MASS numbers too.

    Then we can auction the companies off to tyhe highest bidder to help pay off the deficit.