Friday, April 11, 2008
LA Mayor to ICE: Go After The Real Culprits
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villagairosa has often advised Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop indiscriminate sweeps of companies that have generally good employment records and abide by U.S. labor law. Instead, he urges them to concentrate on firms that flaunt labor law, paying workers low wages and employing them in dangerous work conditions. (He also told ICE to go after undocumented criminals and gang bangers, but that creates another set of problems.) The LA Times supports the mayor editorially.