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originally posted by: Jason79
a reply to: Phage
Simple, as long as every employee filled out a "I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification" form, and the company submitted it to the US Citizen and Immigration Services. They are exempt from prosecution because they did their do diligence. Stopping one person doesn't make headlines, but waiting to arrest dozens makes headlines and guarantees federal funding.
originally posted by: Taldi
As bad as it sounds, being hungry is a great motivator.
At the same time you reduce the tax burden on the existing working class by not having to foot the bill for so much welfare and you would now have more legal workers in the workforce. Yeah its tough at first, no one in the right mind should expect a single job living wage from Burger King, thats why you work hard, gain some skills and move up to something better.
I grew up on welfare after my father had some health issues, but even after he recovered and was able to work again he had no incentive to go back into the workforce since we had more money and health benefits than we did when he was working making a lower middle class salary. Heck he was even able to start supporting his main hobby on welfare... gun collecting. Something is seriously wrong when welfare destroys your work ethic.
Being hungry terrifies people. Besides which hunger isn't the problem most poor people face. It's keeping a roof over their head.
Once you end up homeless, it's exponentially harder and harder to get a job. There's nowhere for them to send mail. You look and smell bad when you go to the interview.
If you're working multiple jobs, just to make ends meet, you probably don't have time to "gain some skills" and "move up to something better".