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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    YES.
    As long as it is just a fine it will be seen by employers as "just another cost of doing business".
    Throw them in the slammer for a few days and they will understand that we are serious.
    Good point. I've seen this thinking in action elsewhere, when a logging contractor skidded their logs through a creek full of spawning pink salmon because they knew ahead what the fine would be and factored it into the arithmetic.
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If the illegal immigration problem is as dire as some here say it is, should employers of those illegals be jailed?
    I believe there should be an e verify system, but necessarily not jail time for employers. This is because false Identification is commonplace and many times employers hire illegals unwittingly. An Employer should be required to run e verify, and if are caught with employees that have not been submitted to e verify, pay a steep fine.
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    I agree with the employer having to pay a fine for hiring illegals. I also believe that the ILLEGALS should be put in jail because they are here ILLEGALLY. If they are not put in jail at least send them back to their homeland and if they get caught being here ILLEGALLY again put them to work at hard labor and that should stem the tide of ILLEGALS entering the country.

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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    I agree with the employer having to pay a fine for hiring illegals. I also believe that the ILLEGALS should be put in jail because they are here ILLEGALLY. If they are not put in jail at least send them back to their homeland and if they get caught being here ILLEGALLY again put them to work at hard labor and that should stem the tide of ILLEGALS entering the country.
    Yeahbut, they're not in the US because they want a job, they're there because they know they can get one. If they couldn't get a job they'd stop coming, no?
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeahbut, they're not in the US because they want a job, they're there because they know they can get one. If they couldn't get a job they'd stop coming, no?
    My whole point is that they are CRIMINALS. They shouldn't have the option to work here. That is why I said I agree with a fine for the employer. Throw them in jail instead of giving them free stuff and they will stop coming here. Laws are laws and the DOJ should enforce the laws.

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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If the illegal immigration problem is as dire as some here say it is, should employers of those illegals be jailed?
    Not unless the abuse and exploitation is so rampant as to violate slave labor laws.

    Just hiring illegals to work under the table or accepting phony ID for tax info should result in a hefty, and I mean hefty fine.

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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    My whole point is that they are CRIMINALS. They shouldn't have the option to work here. That is why I said I agree with a fine for the employer. Throw them in jail instead of giving them free stuff and they will stop coming here. Laws are laws and the DOJ should enforce the laws.
    My point it, they're being lured by people who want them to come, people who will make money illegaly as long as they continue coming.
    Which is a stronger deterent- six months in jail for a Mexican illegal or six months in jail for a golf course owner?
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Not unless the abuse and exploitation is so rampant as to violate slave labor laws.

    Just hiring illegals to work under the table or accepting phony ID for tax info should result in a hefty, and I mean hefty fine.
    Good 'nuff, I can get behind it being a human rights issue instead of the usual 2-dimensional economics boondoggle.
    My feeling is, too many simple solutions to complicated problems focus on punishing the most vulnerable people in the equation rather than the ones who are really responsible for the problem.
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Those of you who don't want illegals to work in the USA, would you prefer they lived solely on government assistance instead?

    Like it or not, they're here to stay.
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    Re: Should employing illegal immigrants result in a jail sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    My point it, they're being lured by people who want them to come, people who will make money illegaly as long as they continue coming.
    Which is a stronger deterent- six months in jail for a Mexican illegal or six months in jail for a golf course owner?
    "being lured by people"? They are going to come here in hopes of finding a job anywhere. Throw them both in jail. I can't understand why anyone would want these illegals coming to this country and taking any ones job. There are people who come here legally to work the jobs most Americans would not don't want to do. People are complaining about only making minimum wage in this country. And here we are welcoming in these "poor people" who will gladly work these minimum wage jobs and be very happy to have a job. And then there are the people coming here for a free ride and criminal opportunities. If we abide by the laws of this land and enforce the laws of this land there should be no issues at all then.

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