The crackdown has begun; okay not really. The Obama administration launched investigations of hundreds of businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants. The Obama strategy on illegal immigration, like most of his other strategies, is not focused on the real problem. Obama plans to focus on businesses who hire illegals, not the illegal immigrants themselves.
Immigration and customs enforcement has begun to inform businesses that their I-9 forms will be audited. So, Obama is actually going to give them time to clean up the mess before there is a mess to clean up. Very similar to giving Saddam Hussein over a year to get rid of WMD’s before we went in.
The Obama administration’s focus on the businesses that hire illegals is just focusing on a symptom of the disease, not the actual cause of the disease. The cause of the disease is the lack of security and enforcement on the border; but why would we ever do anything about that, we might be seen as racists.
Immigration officers served notices of inspections to 652 businesses, only 503 were issued last year. So they’ve increased the inspection notices by 149, what a crackdown. President Bush was criticized for raids on businesses that were suspected of hiring illegal immigrants; liberals said he didn’t do enough to go after the businesses who hired them. Obama says he will concentrate on the businesses who hire them.
This is no doubt a rouse designed to help Obama try and pass immigration reform that will allow illegal immigrants some form of amnesty or outright citizenship, putting all of the responsibility of their illegal action on their employers.
If you really want to stop businesses from hiring illegals, you need to first stop the illegals from coming in the country, second you need to raid and shut down businesses that have illegal aliens working for them. You can’t simply warn businesses ahead of time that you are going to audit their paperwork; that leaves the door open for all kinds of fraud.
Obama should just go all out and hire ACORN to audit the businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants. This is Obama’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Just words, as usual.
Illegal Immigration History
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