Immigration attorney Jerry Erickson reports in his News and Messenger column that the US government is cracking down on the roughly 12 million illegal aliens in the USA. The government is focusing on 2 major areas: illegal aliens particiaping in criminal activities and businesses illegally employing those not authorized to work in the USA.
ICE is also targeting and cracking down on employers who keep illegal aliens employed in the US. Erickson warns that it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure that their employees are properly documented to be working in the US.
For all those who shrieked last time that Erickson is just another liberal immigration attorney, it might be prudent to read what he has to say about complying with the law:
Several recent cases illustrate just how serious the issue of employing illegal aliens has become. Last year, an investigation by the ICE office led to the arrest and conviction of a restaurant owner in
Kentucky. In January 2009, the owner was sentenced to eight months in prison for knowingly employing illegal aliens.