Monday, June 19, 2006
Bush turns blind eye to employers of illegals
Oh yeah, the BushCo soooo wants to stem the tide of illegal immigration (via WashPost): "The Bush admin, which is vowing to crack down on US companies that hire illegal workers, virtually abandoned such employer sanctions before it began pushing to overhaul US immigration laws last yr, govt statistics show. Between '99 and '03, worksite enforcement ops were scaled back 95% by INS, which subsequently was merged into the Homeland Sec Dept. The number of employers prosecuted for unlawfully employing immigrants: Dropped from 182 to 4. The fines collected: Declined from $3.6 million to $212,000." I'd love to see how much of that corporate money was dumped into BushCo's campaign coffers in exchange for NOT fining them for hiring illegal immigrants, wouldn't you?