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To tackle illegal immigration, go after the employers. By Nolan Rappaport

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The job magnet is making it impossible to secure the Southwest border. The availability of jobs in the United States attracts immigrants who need work and are willing to do whatever they have to do to cross the border.

Congress tried to eliminate the job magnet by establishing employer sanctions with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The theory was that if employers were sanctioned for hiring aliens who do not have work authorization, they would stop hiring them.

This was expected to prevent a new group of undocumented aliens from taking the place of the ones IRCA was going to legalize.

It didnít work. Approximately 2.7 million undocumented aliens were legalized, but by the beginning of 1997, they had been replaced entirely by a new group of undocumented aliens.

It failed because the sanctions were not applied on a large-scale, nationwide basis. This is necessary to make employers throughout the United States afraid that they will be sanctioned if they hire undocumented workers. And it has continued to fail for the same reason. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 8 million unauthorized immigrants working or looking for work in the United States in FY2014.

The government has had more than 30 years to make the sanctions work, and it hasnít happened. It is unrealistic at this point to expect it ever to happen. A new approach should be considered. But first, letís look at what employer sanctions do.

Read more at

http://thehill.com/opinion/immigrati...-the-employers

Published originally in The Hill.

About the author. Nolan Rappaport was detailed to the House Judiciary Committee as an executive branch immigration law expert for three years; he subsequently served as an immigration counsel for the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims for four years. Prior to working on the Judiciary Committee, he wrote decisions for the Board of Immigration Appeals for 20 years.








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Updated 11-06-2017 at 09:24 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    There are two ways of dealing with the problem of millions of unauthorized workers filling jobs that American workers don't want. One is to turn America into a police state by ramping up prosecutions, including not only those for hiring illegal workers but also for "harboring", or "assisting unauthorized immigrants, which, might, at least in theory fill up our jails with lawyers who give them legal advice or doctors who give them medical services, among millions of other Americans who have contacts or dealings with immigrants of any nature.

    The other would be to make more legal visas available. I respectfully suggest that the latter solution would not only make more economic sense, but would be more in keeping with America's values as a democracy and a nation of immigrants.

    The only "drawback" is that this would mean giving legal status to more non-white immigrants, especially from Mexico and other parts of Latin America.

    That would not fit in well with the immigration agenda of a president who was elected in large part by demonizing Mexican and other Hispanic immigrants as "criminals". "rapists", drug dealers and now, "M-13 gang members", and who is now trying to reduce or eliminate legal immigration from outside white Europe in many different categories across the board - by cutting back on refugees, pushing for eliminating the Africa-friendly DV lottery, asking Congress to pass the RAISE Act which would eliminate all less skilled immigration and most family immigration; and last but not least - I almost forgot! - the Muslim ban executive orders.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 11-07-2017 at 09:58 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
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