The Justice Department along with the federal government recent filed a challenge to the 11th Circuit Court of appeals in Atlanta claim to halt Alabama’s new tough immigration law considered as the toughest in the United States, saying it invites discrimination against foreign born citizens and illegal immigrants. The problem is that the Justice Department, federal government and the Obama administration are not following federally mandated immigration laws.
The federal government filed the challenge to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta claimed Alabama’s new law is highly likely to expose persons lawfully in the United States, including “school children”, to “new difficulties in routine dealings”. Really, are they serious? What about federal law on hiring and harboring illegal immigrants?
The day before Alabama’s new laws took effect, Brian Cash had 65 illegal immigrant Hispanic men picking tomatoes on his family’s 125 acres vegetable farm located in the northern parts of Alabama. For months every year Cash solely employs Hispanic male workers to pick his produce. Now he has none because the 65 hired illegals are missing, nowhere to be found after they disappeared to avoid the immigration crackdown. A practice used among illegal immigrants when word spreads of an illegal immigration crackdown nationwide.
Brian Cash estimates the cost of a $100,000 loss from Alabama’s new immigration law he states that’s the value of the tomatoes in his field have rotten after going unpicked because his illegal Hispanic workforce disappeared to avoid the immigration crackdown. The new law, HB 56 makes it a crime not to carry valid immigration documents and forces the police to check on anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
The 11th circuit appeals court in Atlanta blocked certain provisions of Alabama’s new measures, but allowed the state to continue detaining suspected illegal immigrants meaning those workers will return hiding out either in Florida or Texas as those two states are known to harvest illegal immigrants. So it is unlikely that the workers will reappear in Alabama.
The issue is a felony was committed by Brain Cash. Under federal law a person or group of persons business, organization or local government commits a federal felony when he assists whom he knows is occupying illegally in the U.S. who also lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, assisting him to obtain employment and encouraging illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or assisting illegal immigrants. Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.
Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal immigrant without verifying his work authorization status is guilty according to Section 274 A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and 8 U.S.C. It is unlawful for any person knowingly to hire recruit or refer for a fee any illegal alien these laws can face penalties of $250 to $2,000 fine for each unauthorized individual, $2,000 to $5,000 for each employee if the employer has previously been in violation, or $3,000 to $10,000 for each individual. The employer could also be fined $100 to $1,000 for each individual document violation. There also is a criminal penalty for a pattern and continue violation up to $3,000 for each unauthorized immigrant, imprisonment up to six months, or both.
Federal law forces employers to automatically face severe penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. Since President Barack Obama election the immigration debate has reached a fevered pitch. Many states are now in support for immigration reform such as Arizona’s recent SB 1070 and now the new Alabama’s federally enhanced immigration law.
Both Arizona and Alabama with 20 other states had to act because the federal government and Congressional members failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform and help Arizona, Florida, Texas and California close its state borders. While that issue garners attention, Americans may be surprised to learn that American jobs from unscrupulous business owners who are colluding with lawmakers to kill a bill called “The Legal Workforce Act” that saves American jobs. This act must be passed now because Black, Asian and White citizens have been displaced by illegal aliens who have illegally entered this country. All illegal aliens must go and our laws enforced.
What is cumbersome our timid lawmakers are beginning to co-sponsor a bill H.R.2885 to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act make mandatory and permanent requirements to use electronic employment eligibility. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith insist that H.R. 2885, the “Legal Workforce Act of 2011be passed right now. Smith along with the Tea Party Congressional members are the only members on Capitol Hill illegal immigration reform. Illegal aliens are criminal fugitive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) then to use a falsified document to get a job, which is a felony.
The electronic employment eligibility system called E-Verify is a free government data-base that identifies illegal labor. Because of E-Verify and Americans in Alabama are finding job openings currently that where occupied by illegal aliens as there was none before. Since the passage of this new law in Alabama, the program is working and illegal aliens being rejected by business owners are self-departing at no cost to federal, state and taxpayers. According to the Pew Center, there are “50 million Hispanics living in America.” 20 million are illegals.