Sunday, July 6, 2008

Employers Fight Back On Immigration

Aroused by the stepped-up ICE factory raids and the growing number of state and local legislative measures to get at the hiring of undocumented workers, the business community has also been aroused to push back. It is organizing more effectively to stop state laws by lobbying legislators and renew effort to slow down ICE by rallying local politicians as allies. The major business networks had generally supported comprehensive reform last year. Now that enforcement is getting to them personally and the need of immigrant workers looms large, business leaders are aggressively stepping up their efforts -- e.g., against the Bush administration to use the E-Verify. (See NY Times article.)

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