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Because of the screwed up way that the government has of communicating about the status of employees, it wouldn't be all that hard for someone to inadvertently hire an unauthorized alien. That's why I support a fine for the first offense, then harsher punishment later.
Of course, this could backfire. Especially if we don't make it easier to confirm status. But even then. There could be some employers who just won't hire Latinos because they worry more about getting a penalty than about being charged with discriminatory hiring.
There is a term that seems to elude me at the moment. It describes a form of government where the state owns labor and production. Anyway, somebody owns the job.
Farmers are worried and so are their pickers. I'm sure ICE will have a field day (pun intended) all over the US any day now. Then who will pick the crops? White unemployed people?
One more policy Trump hasn't thought through.
I believe in immigration reform and stronger borders. But if the penalty on the worker end is arrest, detention, and deportation, then the penalty on the employer end shouldn't be just a slap on the wrist. Maybe something more reasonable would be a fine for the first offense, jail time for the second, and for the third offense the business assets are confiscated and auctioned off on the courthouse steps.
Those that break the rules/commitment are the ones that should and need to be held accountable. That applies to both the worker and the employer. But a complete change in standards and mindset will take a little time. Am probably thinking more in terms of urban restaurant and service workers than agriculture.