From the Article:
So a restaurant owner who only wants to hire someone who will show up on time and wash the dishes is going to pay a criminal price if the employee turns out to be an illegal alien who somehow slipped past the president’s new-and-improved, tough-as-nails border security measures. But what about the illegal alien who broke the law in the first place, putting the poor restaurant owner in jeopardy? Why, he gets a path to citizenship! What a deal.
Employers shouldn’t be responsible for immigration enforcement. How is the average small business owner supposed to know if the Social Security card and driver’s license he’s presented with by a job applicant is real or a forgery? And if he decides to do a little extra checking because the applicant has a Hispanic name, he gets nailed for “profiling.” The poor schlub is in a no-win situation.
It doesn’t take but a few moments to check on a Social Security number — to see if it is valid or has been used numerous times by the same or a group of people.
The fact is, MOST small businesses know exactly what they are hiring, and they would rather NOT officially “know”. They aren’t even going through the motions of checking papers of these people.]]>