Saturday, July 10, 2010

Illegal Workers Swept From Jobs in ‘Silent Raids’ - By Julia Preston (The New York Times)

The Obama administration has replaced the immigration raids at factories and farms of the George W. Bush era with a quieter enforcement strategy: sending federal agents to scour companies’ records for illegal immigrant workers. The audits force businesses to fire every suspected illegal immigrant on the payroll— not just those who happened to be on duty at the time of a raid — and make it much harder to hire other unauthorized workers as replacements ... read more

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