According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the much discussed crackdown on illegal immigration policies of the Trump Administration does not extend to one notable group: employers. With increases in arrests and deportations, the Justice Department has notably not prosecuted the employers who hire illegal immigrants. Only 11 employers in the entire nation were prosecuted last year. Eleven.
Federal records show that between April 2018 to March 2018 only 11 employers were prosecuted for hiring illegal immigrants in a nation with millions of undocumented workers. Why?
If the Administration is committed to fighting illegal immigration, why would it punish only the employees and not the employers for violations of federal law.
Some estimates put as much as 25 percent of farm industry jobs might be held by undocumented immigrations. Even at half of that number, you would be talking about thousands of businesses. Yet, the companies responsible for widespread violations of federal law have been afforded effective immunity.
What is the rationale for such a dichotomous record?