As we argue in our editorial on today’s Opinion page that if America is going to solve its immigration mess, boosting border enforcement isn’t enough. The spigot also needs to be turned off at the source — U.S. jobs.
On that front, it was good to see U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren bring charges against a Wichita business for allegedly hiring illegal aliens from Mexico — and not just knowingly hiring them, but helping them get fake identification.
In the absence of meaningful immigration reform, it’s good to see the feds cracking down on employers. That’s a crucial piece of the solution.
But businesses also need a better, foolproof way of instantly verifying employee identity and legal status, or they can simply continue to plead ignorance.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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