Thursday, August 22, 2019

Mandatory E-Verify AND Prosecution of Criminal Employers Key to Ending Illegal Immigration

Last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided seven chicken processing plants in Mississippi and took 680 people into custody. Two of the plant operators soon followed with statements claiming they had been using E-Verify and had no idea they were hiring illegal workers and, therefore, had no culpability for having hired so many.
Peco Foods:
We adhere strongly to all local, state and federal laws including utilizing the government-based E-Verify program which screens new hires through the Social Security Administration as well as the Department of Homeland Security for compliance.
Koch Foods said it was: early adopter of the government’s own E-Verify program which screens new hires through the Social Security Administration, as well as the Department of Homeland Security to ensure they are compliant.
These assertions were taken as gospel by opponents of E-Verify who, without any corroboration, began braying that once again the best intentions of the most scrupulous employers were foiled by an E-Verify system that not only enables the hiring of illegal aliens, it guarantees that result. To hear the Cato Institute -- the Koch Industries “think” tank -- and other corporate mouthpieces like American Enterprise Institute’s Madeline Zavodny tell it, there is no reason to believe that any employer would ever knowingly violate the law by hiring unauthorized workers.
The National Chicken Council wrote an open letter to President Trump bemoaning the failure of the federal government to provide it with any method of protecting its members from inadvertently hiring the multitude of illegal aliens that work in their plants. (On the NCC website one can also find that the key ingredient in the process of manufacturing chicken nuggets is transglutaminase, an enzyme “determined to be generally recognized as safe” by the FDA, otherwise known as “meat glue.”)
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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