Sunday, July 6, 2008
Julia Preston of the N.Y.Times writes of the increasing willingness of employers to fight increased immigration restrictions and enforcement. Employers often have sought greater access to labor but have, at times, been reluctant to actively lobby for more liberal immigration laws. However, new state and local employer sanction laws, as well as the increase in workplace raids, have provoked employers to respond. Business interest in immigration complicates matters for the Repuiblican Party -- especially in an election year.