Instead of new mandates for business and criminal penalties for those who knowingly hire illegal workers, the bill includes new criminal penalties for human trafficking, the exploitation of illegal immigrants and employment identity fraud. It also would prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving many public benefits and create an illegal immigration unit in the attorney general’s office.
As long as politicians refuse to require businesses to follow the law and allow them to hire illegal immigrants, no matter how you punish illegal alien workers, the problem will continue. The only solution to the current immigration problems in this country is to remove the incentives for breaking immigration laws. We all know that employment is reason numero uno.
You simply can not tell a poor foreigner that it is wrong to enter the U.S. illegally, but if you do you can have a job, free healthcare, and free education and expect them not to do anything they can to come here.