October 5, 2006
Increase in Interior Enforcement?
It looks like there may soon be an increase in interior enforcement of the immigration laws -- at least in Arizona. The Arizona Daily Star reports in a story by Thomas Stauffer that U.S. Immigration officials "have the funding and personnel to bust Arizona businesses that willingly hire illegal workers and are on the verge of at least one criminal indictment of a major state employer, a spokesman said." "We have what I would prefer to characterize as a fortunate change in circumstances where we finally have the personnel, budget and staff to enable us to enforce laws that should have always been enforced," said Russell "Pete" Ahr, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix. Click here for the full story.
Personnel for interior border enforcement has dropped during the Bush Administration. However, there have been sporadic highly-publicized workplace enforcement measures, such as those involving Wal-Mart. This sounds like more of the same.
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Unlike the round-ups for which they are understaffed, ICE has only to make examples of a few percent of employers of illegal aliens to make the rest panic and reform themselves.
Posted by: George | Oct 5, 2006 4:00:07 PM