Adapting To The Shift In Immigration Enforcement

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration has made a dramatic break from the Bush administration in how it intends to enforce the immigration laws.

This sea change in approach — from one that emphasized punishing the illegal foreign worker to one that emphasizes punishing the employer that hired the worker — is designed to reduce the demand for illegal employment by focusing on employers suspected of employing illegal or unauthorized workers.

This new enforcement strategy should serve a wake-up call to corporate executives whose companies employ non-U.S. workers. Those...
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