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  •  Enforcing the law? (0+ / 0-)

    Around here that means going after the lawn care business in town, as well as farmers and ranchers, who depend on the cheap labor. ICE sure isn't going to do it.
    They raided a meat packing plant in Colorado a few years ago, held over 300 people for days who had "suspicious" IDs (and weren't carrying their green cards). Ended up arresting 65 people (out of over 1800 employees). So a few do slip through, but the majority are legal.
    Big corporations don't hire illegals anymore if they can help it, it's too risky and expensive. Our HR people just went through a 2 day class about identifying state drivers licenses (telling the fake from the real ones). They're getting harder to counterfeit, which is good.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:24:41 AM PST

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    •  Whoever it means -- including the day labor (1+ / 0-)
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      I really believe that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants are just like immigrants throughout our history: looking for better lives and, perhaps, a fresh start.

      If it ain't there, most of them won't come.
      If they don't come, we'll start to get a real picture of how much we need them.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 07:32:18 AM PST

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