Obama Admin Pushes To Ease Punishment On Businesses That Hire Illegals

Imagine, if you will, that this occurred while Bush was president. Democrats would howl about him being pro-business and anti-law. Today? Buried in the news

Little noticed, last Friday the Obama administration yet again tried to make it easier for illegal aliens to stay in the United States. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the administration asked the court to carve out a special exemption for businesses who break the law by hiring illegal aliens.

In every state, individuals must have a business license to do a huge range of jobs, be it a restaurant, stores, salvage, selling cars, cleaning people’s houses, pest control, or other businesses. But people must get a criminal background check to get a license. Different states vary in terms of what crimes can disqualify one from getting a license — some including misdemeanors not covered in other states.

Similarly, if you commit a crime, your business license is very likely to be revoked. The same is true for professional licenses for lawyers, doctors, or even barbers. The logic for these rules is pretty strong. If someone commits a crime, states have decided those people can’t be trusted in dealing with consumers.

Both state and federal crimes are included in these criminal background checks, and it has always been up to the states to determine what crimes will bar people from being licensed. This is what the Obama administration now wants to change. The Obama administration wants crimes involving immigration violations specifically excluded from their licensing decisions.

It appears as if Mr. Constitutional Scholar has little respect for the actual law, and wants to make it easier for illegals to come to the country and be employed, taking jobs from American citizens and legal residents. I guess because they are all little darlings, like these folks

The best way to reduce illegal immigration is to crack down on employers. The majority of illegals really aren’t bad people, they just want to live and work in the best country in the world. Who can blame them? But, they are here illegally, they rarely bother to learn the language, they mooch off our services, increase costs, cause problems with emergency care facilities, and rarely attempt to be a part of our “melting pot.” If we make the penalties on companies very harsh, they will not come and a good chunk will leave. Then we can work towards better temporary/migrant worker rules, perhaps more legal immigration, and law enforcement can spend their time dealing with the real bad people, as highlighted above, at the border.

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