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A Job The Government Won’t Do


Since the federal government won’t enforce the immigration law, someone else is stepping up. The 1996 immigration law made a pattern of violations of the ban on hiring illegal aliens a predicate offense for RICO lawsuits (explained here), allowing the injured legal workers to sue their crooked employers. There are several cases like this in the works, and the first-ever settlement just came through (see here and here) against a fruit grower in Washington State. Now we’ll see what’s really important to the trial lawyers — money (in which case they’ll join the fight for immigration control by suing crooked employers) or left-wing orthodoxy (in which case they’ll join every other liberal constituency in abandoning their own goals to avoid reducing immigration).


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