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Expert: Obama Deliberately Not Prosecuting Employers Who Hire Illegal Immigrants

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 05:38 PM

Immigration expert Jessica Vaughan says that President Barack Obama's immigration policy has purposefully given employers permission to hire illegal workers without repercussion.

"I know that this is a deliberate policy move on the part of the administration. They have directed ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] offices in the field to greatly restrict the number of actions they are taking against employers," Vaughan, director of policy at the Center of Immigration Studies, told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

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"The number of audits they are doing against employers is down about 85 percent of the last couple of years," she explained. "That means that the president's amnesty that he has extended in the form of work permits to people here illegally is also extended to the employers who hire them."

"That's a problem because the main reason people come here, of course, is to seek a job, an economic opportunity, and when people can work here even though they're here illegally, then word gets back, and that's a huge incentive for people to keep coming," she said.

Cesar Vargas of the Dream Action Coalition, who joined Vaughan on "MidPoint," says that "our immigration system" is broken, and it "has allowed many employers to exploit the system" by allowing them "to pay immigrants . . . wages that are unheard of in America."

However, Vargas says that Congress has failed to do "its job to pass an immigration system that's going to be able to bring many of these people out of the shadows so they can pay even more taxes."

Vaughan contends that "Congress is the one that wrote the law that said it's against the law to hire people who aren't here legally, and it's the executive branch's job to carry that out."

"Congress has given ICE money to do this work, and the expectation is that the laws will be enforced," she explained.

"The president has said that he's not going to enforce the law and directed ICE agents not to do the audits, not to arrest illegal workers, to impose fines on employers that are no more than the cost of doing business," she added.

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