Monday, August 15, 2011

ICE Audits Drive Undocumented Workers Underground

From the Wall Street Journal:

In 2009, Alba and Eugenio were making almost twice the federal minimum wage, plus benefits, cleaning a skyscraper for a national janitorial company. With two toddlers, the Mexican couple enjoyed relative prosperity in a tidy one-bedroom duplex in a working-class neighborhood here.

Late that year, federal agents audited employee records of ABM Industries Inc., forcing it to shed all the illegal workers on its payrolls in the Twin Cities. Among them was the couple, undocumented immigrants who had worked at ABM for more than a decade. Read more...

David Bacon and I have written about the travesty of the Obama Administrations "silent" raids or audit approach to employer sanctions. Click here.


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