Rethinking Immigration Proposals: Security and Enforcement Gaps
Publication Date: October 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Stewart Baker
Series: Heritage Lecture
Coverage: United States
The 1986 immigration law made it difficult for employers to identify if a prospective employee was in the U.S. legally. Low penalties made it cheap for employers to violate the law. Whatever immigration bill Congress enacts must close those loopholes.