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The New American Way: Cheat and Lie
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"...those who paid unfair wages will not be prosecuted"
Washington Times -- April 29  
Immigration bill grants amnesty to employers of illegals; no prosecution for bogus IDs
    The debate is raging over whether the latest immigration bill is an amnesty for illegal immigrants, but one part is clear: The legislation would forgive businesses that have employed those immigrants illegally.
    Employers who have allowed illegal immigrants to work off the books can come forward safely and provide their work history without fear of prosecution, and businesses that knowingly employed someone using a bogus or stolen Social Security number likewise would get a pass, according to an analysis of the bill by the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that wants a crackdown on immigration.
    "The illegal workers at least have to pay a token fine. The employers of illegal immigrants who violated a whole list of laws themselves don't even have to pay," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the center. "It's the business side of the amnesty that doesn't get a lot of focus." [...]
    Knowingly hiring illegal immigrants became illegal and is punishable by fines ranging from $250 per employee for a first offense up to $10,000 per employee for a third offense. If prosecutors can demonstrate a pattern, employers can face up to six months in jail.

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