Employer Crackdown Key To Immigration Reform, Sens. Hear

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 2:44 PM EST) -- A crackdown on employers who hire undocumented laborers and the implementation of a nationwide framework for verifying workers' immigration statuses are crucial to reforming the “broken” U.S. immigration system, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Napolitano testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” that immigration reform should aim to eliminate the demand for undocumented workers, which she called the main driver of illegal immigration.

Stifling the market for undocumented labor would relieve pressure at U.S. borders and...
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