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U.S. Hiking Fines For Illegal Immigrant Hiring by 25 Percent

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Doomsday101, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    WASHINGTON — The government says it will raise by 25 percent the fines it will levy against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

    Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the increase, which is the first boost in fines in nearly a decade.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency responsible for investigating illegal hirings, has stepped up its enforcement of the employer sanctions law in the past year, leading to a dozen major busts. Currently, fines range from $2,000 to $10,000 depending on the offense. The agency says some penalties could include at least six months in jail.
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The fines are bigger for accidentally saying a cuss word on television or radio. Which one has a bigger impact on the U.S.? Plus the key word is "knowingly".
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You can jack the fines up to a million dollars.

    But if you are going to let illegals come in because of lax border security and letting the existing laws stay laxed...raising that fine is not going to do much.
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Of course you have to do both. If you increase security and don't raise fines, you will still get people crossing over and more importantly employers willing to pay for it.
  5. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Too bad the gov't doesn't give you a percentage of the cut for reporting illegal immigrants.

    I could use the extra dough.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True but they could also face jail time.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    My buddy is a truck drive whose routs take him along the boarder he is constantly reporting illegals as he see them crossing.
  8. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    the wage paid to illegals was just lowered by 30% so you still come out ahead
  9. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I was more or less just joking.

    I don't report them now, I doubt I would for money. It would just make me feel worse.
  10. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I got an idea.....


    Let's just make illegal aliens.....Um.....I don't know......


    Illegal.




    What a novel Idea.

    Make it against the law to be illegal.





    Oh wait....never mind.
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I fired a very nice young man 2 years ago because my office manager found out his social security number was fake.

    He was a hard working good kid with a family.

    There are no simple answers ...... and it sucks either way.

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