posted on Apr, 4 2019 @ 02:03 PM
This type of thing needs to be handled the same with every employer across the nation, from the sole proprietorship - one person business hiring a
single illegal up to a company like this - the only difference should be the "counts" and fines against them. Hire 40 people, and you get 40x the
fine. If there is jail sentences, there sholdn't be a life sentence b/c you hired 280 people and you get 1 year each.
There should be a minimum $10,000 fine per instance of hiring an illegal for every year they are "employed" (and an employee working for a day would
get you the same fine). If records prove that you employed the person for 4 years, then they are fined $40,000 for that employee. The reason for
this is because the financial penalty needs to be great enough to make it not worth the amount of money saved to hire them. By accumulating fines per
year, this would also probably make employment more difficult for illegals b/c employers would be less likely to keep them on for over a year due to
accumulating fines - which makes the illegals a MUCH less attractive prospect b/c you know they will be replaced in 12 months or risk a much greater
fine if caught.
If the company gets caught a second time, they should get a steeper fine, possibly a loss of right to conduct business for XX amount of time (unless
it is a "critical" infrastructure or manufacturing business - then it would be handled with different penalties). If they are a government
contractor, they should loose the ability to bid on any new contracts for XX amount of time after being caught, and if a repeat offender, banned.
ICE and local, state or federal police also need to be more proactive in busting these businesses that do this. They can't sit on information that a
business is employing 50+ illegals and wait 4-6+ years so they can fine them $10K/illegal for each year b/c during that time it hurts the local
economy and the wages of the local businesses.