Why are not employers held accountable in employing illegals? Without employment, and/or social benefits illegal “migrants” would be forced to self deport. No doubt the same fine people who give millions of Buckeroos to Congress to make sure there is no wall.
The latest available data show that during the last twelve months (April 2018 – March 2019) only 11 individuals (and no companies) were prosecuted in just 7 cases.
According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the much discussed crackdown on illegal immigration policies of the Trump Administration does not extend to one notable group: employers. With increases in arrests and deportations, the Justice Department has notably not prosecuted the employers who hire illegal immigrants.
During the same period, these 11 prosecutions compare with 85,727 individuals prosecuted for illegal entry, 34,617 prosecuted for illegal re-entry, and 4,733 prosecuted for illegally bringing in or harboring immigrants.
Given the millions of undocumented immigrants now working in this country, the odds of being criminally prosecuted for employing undocumented workers appears to be exceedingly remote.
Indeed, since criminal penalties for employers were first enacted by Congress in 1986, few employers have ever been prosecuted under these provisions (8 USC 1324a). Prosecutions have rarely climbed above 15 annually, and have never exceeded 20 individuals a year except during 2005 under President Bush and when they reached 25 in the first year of the Obama Administration.
Not only are few employers prosecuted, fewer who are convicted receive sentences that amount to more than token punishment. Prison sentences are rare. For example, of the 11 individuals the Justice Department reported as convicted during the most recent 12-month period, only 3 were sentenced to serve prison time.
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Some estimates put as much as 25 percent of farm industry jobs might be held by undocumented immigrations. Even at half of that number, you would be talking about thousands of businesses. Yet, the companies responsible for widespread violations of federal law have been afforded effective immunity.
H/T: Jonathan Turley
Other than this, all is well in the swamp.