- Aug 2, 2001
That's really it right? If we were serious we would be going after businesses that hire illegals and penalize them. There is no accountability right now.All joking aside this is just fluffy talk that sounds great to their base. Immigrants provide cheap labor to many industries who aren't complaining about their lowered operating costs. The rich own these businesses and who runs this country? Complain all you'd like about this issue but Trump isn't going to shoot himself in the foot nor will he do anything that will harm his top 1% friends and family.
Meanwhile back in reality illegals cross the border at will in many areas, break into the homes of citizens and our officials sit on their hands playing a game with us all. I know people who lived along the border in AZ who had this happen to them repeatedly yet those in power didn't care and proved it by doing absolutely nothing to stop it. When some group really decides to hurt us at home they've got thousands of mile of open border to chose from to make their crossing. Everything they need to carry it out is already here in our open society.
We do some high profile raids, some businesses will look and purge now and then, but for many others illegal labor is the business model.
E verify is not mandatory everywhere. Businesses only accountable if they knowingly hire illegals.
I don't think we should have uncontrolled borders, but I'm not for useless vanity projects, policies mostly driven by either business undercutting workers or by racism, or not taking into account we actually need migrant workers in some industries to be market viable.
But we're not there yet, so stupid boondoggles like this get proposed.