Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Food for Thought - C05 – Caught!

        It is illegal to hire anyone not authorized to work in the U.S. 

Laws work well when everyone obeys them, but we all know we don’t live in a perfect world.

In the following, you will see what happens when people decide the law is something that applies to everyone else; just not them – Caught! 

                All articles are direct links to News Reports on the reporting agency’s website.                (All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Food for Thought – HR 7 What Does the Law Say? Title 8, USC 1323

Food for Thought – HR 7

What Does the Law Say? Title 8, USC 1323

There is a great deal of discussion about legal and illegal immigration/workers on the political front.  One side wants new voters who are dependent upon the party, and the other wants cheap labor for business.  We, the public, are caught between the two. 

Regardless of feeling compassion and empathy for people wanting a better life for themselves and their families, the law is the law.  Either people decide to follow the law, or they make the decision to ignore it, and risk the consequences.  Intentions, reasoning, and desperation aside; this applies equally to those who cross the border illegally, and those people who entice them, smuggle them, harbor them, and use them in order to circumvent the law and take advantage of what they perceive to be “cheap labor”. 

As of 1986, all US employers are required to make sure that all employees are authorized to work in the U.S.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)

“Public Law 99-603 (Act of 11/6/86), was passed in order to control and deter illegal immigration to the United States. Its major provisions stipulate legalization of undocumented aliens who had been continuously unlawfully present since 1982, legalization of certain agricultural workers, sanctions for employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, and increased enforcement at U.S. borders.”

Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States

(a) Persons liable
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, including any transportation company, or the owner, master, commanding officer, agent, charterer, or consignee of any vessel or aircraft, to bring to the United States from any place outside thereof (other than from foreign contiguous territory) any alien who does not have a valid passport and an unexpired visa, if a visa was required under this chapter or regulations issued thereunder.

 (2) It is unlawful for an owner, agent, master, commanding officer, person in charge, purser, or consignee of a vessel or aircraft who is bringing an alien (except an alien crewmember) to the United States to take any consideration to be kept or returned contingent on whether an alien is admitted to, or ordered removed from, the United States.

D. Conley