Not all immigrants are bad but at least 30% of them come here to sell drugs and maybe even kidnap and rape. So I say yes there should be harsher punishments. And the companies who allow illegal immigrants to work should be punished. And thats why I think there should be harsher punishments.
We allow ex gang members to work and America is "free" so why shouldn't we allow people who want a better life it makes sense they just want a better life for there family. They deserve the same respect as others and a good life if they want it so as I see it they should be allowed here.
Businesses gain a great deal by employing illegal immigrants
Makes them work very hard for very little money
Constantly threatening And bullying .It's a very sad situation to witness and you feel so powerless because if you report them . The person being abused ends up with nothing . And gets replaced with another one Queueing to take his place and the employers know this .
Criminals of all stripes are getting proverbial slaps on the wrists anymore. Particularly white collar types. Make a FIRST offense of knowingly employing criminals (illegal alien NOT undocumented immigrant you damned liberals) a year in a labor camp and at least a $10,000 fine per criminal employee. Second offense would be summary execution.
Harsh punishment = no more criminals
The law now is that it is illegal to be an undocumented worker in the United States. People that break those laws are what we call illegal immigrants. We can round them up, put up a wall, etc, all we want, but as long as there is an economic incentive for them to be here, they will find a way to do so. The only way to effectively remove the incentive for them to be here is to remove the jobs they come here for. If businesses realize that the risk of hiring an undocumented immigrant is catastrophic damage to their business, then we will stop seeing it happen as much, reducing the incentive for illegal immigrants to come here and therefore reducing the size of the problem.
Many illegal immigrants come to the U.S. looking for a better life, with a home and a job. When companies give illegal immigrants the jobs, they are encouraging the illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. If all the illegal immigrants received jobs in the U.S., more of them would want to come to the U.S. Then they would start taking jobs from the legal American citizens.
If a business is fined a minimum of $5000 for the first offense per undocumented worker, $10,000 for a second offense and 30 days in jail for the owner, the third offense would be $25,000 per undocumented work plus six months in prison and their business license revoked. If they are that stupid to continue to violate the law then they should be in business.
Yes, the government should give harsher punishments to businesses that hire workers who have entered the country unlawfully, because preventing illegal immigrants from working lawfully is a good way to stop the flow of illegal immigration. Those who work illegally are more likely to stay in the country, and business should be held accountable for looking the other way.
Illegal immigrants who come here for work are doing so because there is an incentive to do so. This invites the question as to how we might eliminate this incentive if we have a collective interest in stopping the influx of illegal immigrants. The surest way is not a wall or a guarded border, but to make sure employers in this country are hesitant to hire someone without proper documentation. If no one is willing to hire an undocumented worker then there would be no jobs to come here for unless one went through the proper channels of becoming a citizen first and then an employee. All employers should face stiff penalties for disregarding the law.
Punishing individual aliens for crossing the border will not effectively work to curb the problem of illegal immigration. Until we can hold the people who pay these workers accountable, we will not be able to solve the problem. People who hire the illegals are committing crimes and should be charged with a crime.
America is land of the free, how are we to uphold that when we are pushing out people in need of a better life? Also, illegal immigrants end up paying taxes and obeying the law anyways to avoid being sent back to their homeland. They have rights like we do and should be treated like other human beings not savages.
Study after study has shown that increased or harsher punishment does not deter crime. Requiring businesses to pay higher fines or penalizing employers with jail time will only deter business in the United States, which is desperately needed. A more effective method of limiting illegal immigrants from being given jobs over Americans (if that is the concern) is to require all businesses to apply minimum wage laws to illegal employees. Allowing immigrants already in the country illegally to become legal citizens would also eliminate the need for harsher punishments on American businesses.
With the ability to obtain a social security card on the black market for a fee, illegal workers are getting more cunning at finding ways around checks meant to stop the hiring or illegal workers. The blame should not be put entirely on the shoulders of the businesses that are hiring the able and ready workers. They are providing an income, albeit modest, to an individual who often has a family that they send a portion of their earnings. The businesses are providing a job to a job seeker at an agreed upon wage. The current punishments are sufficient.
Although many individuals claim that immigrant workers are taking their jobs, the reality of the situation is that they are doing the jobs that most Americans do not want to do. Companies should not be punished for employing immigrant workers and giving them an opportunity in the U.S. but, instead, be charged when they don't pay them minimum wages and/or contribute to their gaining of citizenship.