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Illegals and Employers, Take Note!

When Arizona unveiled the highly controversial SB1070 Immigration Bill last year, opponents cried from the top of the highest mountain, saying it violated federal law and was discriminatory toward Hispanics.

Of course all this was hype, because the bill never said anything like what was being reported in the press.

People lined up to call it a racist bill, fueling the flames of an already heated situation in Arizona.

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007, giving Arizona the authority to take action against illegal immigrants and the companies that hire them, ruling that employers who knowingly hire illegal workers can lose their license to do business.   This ruling lays the foundation for all states to follow the lead and finally begin enforcing the laws established by Ronald Regan.  Now, businesses who hire illegals for cheap labor will pay for their crimes.  Until today, employers laughed at the idea of being prosecuted for violating immigration laws, but now, they should be prepared to lose their license, along with paying hefty fines.

We’ve all been talking about securing the border as a means to reducing the amount of illegals entering our country, but this has been an issue no one wants to touch.  Why?  Because no one wants the “racist” label placed on them.  And for the record…how is securing our border a “race” issue anyway?

In our attempt to do something about the problems we face in Texas, many of us have talked about Immigration reform, thinking…perhaps if we “tweeked” the system and made it easier to understand, illegals living among us might suddenly register themselves and begin the process of becoming legal?

Or not…

Maybe all we really needed was to enforce the laws already on the books?  We’ve just witnessed how difficult it is to get enough people on board with an issue to create changes and enact new laws.  To develop a bill addressing illegal immigration would be a near impossibility given the division in Congress.

Thankfully, Ronald Regan and his administration, along with congress, designed a bill to tackle this growing problem in America.  The problem is…we never followed through.  We never went after the employers…and why not?  Because employers contribute to politicians’ campaigns.  They fund Congressmen, Senators and even Governors.  No wonder when a chicken production plant gets raided and everyone gets deported, you never hear about what happened to the employer…until now.

I thank Jan Brewer and her administration for having the courage to hold their ground knowing they would be assaulted by the “left.”   Yesterday’s ruling has given Arizona the vindication they deserve, and should serve as a warning to all businesses across the country…you will pay the price if you hire illegals.

Comments (2)

  1. The recent U.S. Supreme Court case, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ET AL. v. WHITING, did not deal with Arizona SB 1070, but with another Arizona law that strips buinesses that employ undocumented immigrants of licenses. The Court held that this law is not to be preempted by federal immigration law. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on Arizona SB1070 as your blog post states.

  2. Susan, thanks for the comment. I really appreciate it…as you can see, I’ve added more detail and addressed the confusion. I think now, it makes more sense…but still, a step in the right direction. I went to you site…I’d love to visit with you about Immigration Law and get your ideas and thoughts of what might streamline the process. From your site, “I like immigration law because it allows me to help people unite their families and live the American dream. I am often frustrated by the current state of the law when I see deserving people whose families are being torn apart without remedy or recourse.” I think there’s a real need to provide solutions…again, thanks for the comment.

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