Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Federal Immigration Worksite Enforcement: Background and Principles

Tomorrow, the House Immigration Subcommittee will hold its first hearing of the new session on the role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in worksite enforcement efforts. In order to provide additional perspective and context in advance of the hearing, the Immigration Policy Center is releasing two papers:

A Framework for Effective Immigration Worksite Employer Enforcement (IPC, Jaunary 25, 2011) This paper provides background on immigration worksite enforcement efforts and lays out principles that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the administration's immigration worksite enforcement program. The principles include: accountability to stated priorities, accessibility of information, uniformity and consistency of standards, and proportionality of sanctions.

After the Raid is Over: Marshalltown, Iowa and the Consequences of Worksite Enforcement Raids (IPC Special Report, January 25, 2011) This paper examines the effects of a large immigration raid on a single company in America's heartland. It reviews the ICE raid on the Swift & Company pork processing facility in Marshalltown, Iowa in 2006 and the toll it has taken on the community's financial, social, and human capital.



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