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Old 06-06-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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In other words, our government isnít concerned about foreigners illegally living and working in this country. They just want to ensure their fair treatment on the job. Isnít that special?

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MEXICO CITY, June 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government under President Barack Obama plans to step up prosecutions of employers who abuse illegal immigrants on the job, a senior U.S. immigration official said in Mexico on Friday.

"(There are) employers who employ illegal labor in abusive conditions, don't pay them the minimum wage, make them work hours beyond the 40-hour week work, don't pay them overtime," said John Morton, who heads the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

"I intend to try to identify and prosecute those people much more vigorously than in the past," Morton told a small group of reporters at the U.S. Embassy after meeting with Mexican officials.

"We are going to enforce the law, that's our responsibility. ... I intend to make sure we do that responsibly, humanely and thoughtfully," Morton said.
US vows crackdown on illegal immigrant worker abuse | Reuters
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: California
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""We are going to enforce the law, that's our responsibility. ... I intend to make sure we do that responsibly, humanely and thoughtfully," Morton said"

What Morton did not say was that the laws would also be enforced "selectively" as they have been done in the past.

It is this type of "enforcement" that will guarantee that this problem will only increase.
as planned.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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In other words, our government isnít concerned about foreigners illegally living and working in this country. They just want to ensure their fair treatment on the job. Isnít that special?



US vows crackdown on illegal immigrant worker abuse | Reuters
If deportation is part of "treating them humanely" then I'm all for it. Not only is the special treatment illegal, it's unacceptable.
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