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Rethinking Immigration Proposals: Security and Enforcement Gaps

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Publication Date: October 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stewart Baker

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Law and ethics (Immigration law)
Population and demographics (Immigration and immigration policy)

Keywords: Immigration

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.