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Unformatted text preview: Employer sanctions and workplace enforcement 1952 first law making it a crime to harbor illegal aliens specifically exempted employers employment of illegal aliens not considered harboring, and therefore not illegal 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) creates penalties for knowingly employing illegal workers maximum fine of $10,000/worker consistent underfunding of INS enforcement in this context by Congress proliferation of fraudulent identity documents (Permanent Resident cards, Social Security Numbers) inability of INS to assist employers in verifying documents June 2006 GAO report to Congress the single most important step that could be taken to reduce unlawful migration is the development of a more effective system for verifying work authorization. employers of unauthorized aliens faced little likelihood that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement) would investigate,...
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- Fall '08