Justice Department Only Prosecuted 11 Employers and No Businesses For Hiring Undocumented Workers In The Last Year

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?

45 thoughts on “Justice Department Only Prosecuted 11 Employers and No Businesses For Hiring Undocumented Workers In The Last Year”

  1. “Prosecution” means criminal. A civil court action would be declaratory judgement, injunction, damages, punitive damages and costs.

  2. CA resists laws against illegal immigration.

    1. Sanctuary cities
    2. Law enforcement prohibited from working with ICE or obeying detainers
    3. Lures to immigration – low cost auto insurance, health care, drivers licenses, scholarships, all specifically for illegal immigrants
    4. Threats to businesses who give immigration information to the feds – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Immigration Worker Protection Act. (https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-attorney-general-threatens-to-1516305231-htmlstory.html) “Becerra said rumblings of possible sweeps compelled him to remind Californians that there are new laws restricting local law enforcement cooperation with federal agents and that bar businesses from voluntarily allowing immigration officers to access or obtain employee records without a court order or subpoena.”
    5. While all of the above are going on, it is impossible for businesses to compete in some industries, like landscaping, unless they hire illegal immigrants who work under the table.
    6. Opposing the wall
    7. Opposing ICE

    Businesses should use eVerify. All of the California laws that entice and enable illegal immigration should be repealed.

    There is no reason to be upset with the illegal immigrants already here. Look at this short list, by no means complete. We invite them here by these policies. It’s not their fault if they take us up on it.

    But it needs to stop.

    Stop the inundation. Businesses have adapted to a never ending source of irresponsible illegal immigration. They will need time to adapt to normal, legal immigration.

    1. We agree that immigration should be controlled. However, current rates are low compared to the recent past, as is the number of estimated illegals in our country.

      1. You may be right but we get to decide who and how many come in. Not some NGO in Guatemala or a hoard of need people who feel compelled to violate our borders.
        It really is that simple.

      2. I am glad that you agree that immigration should be controlled. That is always done through a legal immigration system. All of the above that I listed entice illegal immigration.

        As has been mentioned before, a physical barrier is just one arrow in the quiver to combat illegal immigration. A critical component is to make it very difficult to stay here illegally. All of the inducements listed above are the pull for illegals.

        As for how many are here, we really don’t know. Efforts to count them are stymied by the Democrat Party. For example, returning the citizenship question to the census would have been a step in the right direction. However, Democrats passionately fight efforts to count illegal immigration.

        Current estimates are around 12 million people. That is a significant number of people, considering they take an extraordinary amount of benefits compared to the general population. Illegal immigrants are often poor, uneducated, use Section 8 housing (please note the intense backlash against Ben Carson’s proposal to restrict government housing vouchers to those who are legally here), are often paid cash under the table, often perform identity theft, often receive tax refunds even though they don’t pay taxes, clog up emergencies rooms to the point that their great numbers have caused many ERs to close on the border, and they destroy hospitals’ budgets. (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-jun-20-na-hospital20-story.html) In addition, illegal alien students drastically impact the quality of education in our schools. When there are just a few of them, we have plenty of resources to catch them up. When the numbers are too high, the classes all become ESL. The progress of the class grinds to a halt, and the legal students are stuck in a slowly progressing class. The test scores of the entire school plummets, which gives the neighborhood a bad reputation for education. Parents who can move to better districts (i.e., those with less illegal alien students) do so. This may not be PC, but it is reality. If you doubt it, then propose that illegal families get bussed, en masse, to the best school districts in America, and that they get housed there. See what happens.

        Plus, do you remember when I said, recently, that it would be incredible if ISIS and other terrorists don’t exploit our open borders? Well, they have. (https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/terrorism-study/perspective-isis-fighter-claims-attack-plot-via-mexico-underscoring-border-vulnerability/)

        “this past May, while finishing up a research interview with a Canadian imprisoned ISIS cadre detained in Rojava, Syria, by SDF forces, we learned that, indeed, there was at least one ISIS plot for their cadres to travel from Syria to penetrate the U.S. southern border by infiltrating migration routes. Whatever one thinks of President Donald Trump’s heightened rhetoric about the U.S.- Mexico border and his many claims that it is vulnerable to terrorists, ISIS apparently also thought so, as knowledge of this ISIS plot came from the mouth of a now-repentant ISIS cadre.”

        One of the most violently anti-semitic people I ever met was a Persian who immigrated here illegally across the Mexican border years ago. He said he got his immigration status in order through his wife, who is legal.

        Democrats are preventing national security measures, and we are all going to pay for it.

  3. Forget Russian collusion.

    It’s the collusion with democrats by Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, Syrian, Chinese, etc., “Democrat Invader Collusion,” that is adversely affecting American elections.

    Every foreign hyphenate in the world is an American-In-Waiting; waiting to be imported in order to VOTE for democrats.

    It’s time to investigate the collusion between democrats and foreign invader hyphenates to import democrat voters.

  4. THE POSTVILLE RAID

    Here Wikipedia tells us about one the biggest workplace raids ever staged by ICE and how it devastated a small Iowa town.

    The Postville raid was a raid at the Agriprocessors, Inc. kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, 2008, executed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security together with other agencies, the largest single raid of a workplace in U.S. history until then.

    On that day, ICE deployed 900 agents and arrested 398 employees, 98% of whom were Latino. According to reports at the time, “agents used presumed race/ethnicity to identify suspected undocumented immigrants, allegedly handcuffing all employees assumed to be Latino until their immigration status was verified”[1]. Men were detained at the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa, women were detained in county jails, and detainees were chained together and arraigned in groups of 10 for felony charges of aggravated identity theft, document fraud, use of stolen Social Security numbers, and related offenses. Some 300 were convicted on the document fraud charges within four days as part of a plea bargain. 297 of them served a five-month prison sentence before being deported. The Supreme Court later ruled that undocumented workers cannot be charged with aggravated identity theft unless it was established that they knew that they had used an authentic Social Security number, prompting calls by some immigration attorneys and members of Congress to dismiss previous convictions against immigrants for aggravated identity theft and consider dismissing the guilty pleas sought against the Postville workers.[2]

    Several employees and lower and middle level managers were convicted on charges of conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants, aggravated identity theft, and child labor law violations, among others, serving prison sentences between 60 days and 41 months. Neither the owner, Aaron Rubashkin, nor his sons Sholom and Heshy, who were in charge of the management of Agriprocessors, were convicted of immigration or labor law violations, although both Aaron and son Sholom were initially charged with 9,311 counts of child labor law violation, for which they could have faced over 700 years in prison if found guilty.[3] All charges against Aaron were dropped right before the trial was scheduled to begin,[4] and after a five-week trial Sholom was acquitted on all charges of violating child labor laws.[5] His case was later completely expunged from Iowa state records.[6] Financial irregularities brought to light by the raid and subsequent investigations led to a conviction of the plant’s chief executive Sholom on bank fraud and related charges. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison, but after an outcry of a bipartisan group of more than 100 former high-ranking and distinguished Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, prosecutors, judges, and legal scholars who expressed concern with the evidentiary proceedings in his case as well as with the severity of his sentence.[7] On December 20, 2017, President Trump commuted his sentence to time served,[8] and his trial on immigration charges was canceled.

    Impact

    The raid significantly affected the Postville community. The town, with a census population of only 2,273,[19] lost a large percentage of its population due to the arrests.[20] As a result of the difficulties Agriprocessors faced after the raid, the plant stopped slaughtering cattle in October 2008, and filed for bankruptcy on November 5, 2008.[21] The City Council declared Postville a humanitarian and economic disaster area, but federal officials said the town did not qualify for help.[22] Agriprocessors was bought at auction in July 2009 and has resumed production under the new name “Agri Star” on a smaller scale.[23]

    Several Agriprocessors employees and managers were indicted on charges of conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants and were convicted, whereas related charges brought against the owner, Aaron Rubashkin, and his son and CEO of the company, Sholom Rubashkin, were dismissed. However, the financial irregularities that were brought to light by the raid and subsequent investigations led to a $35 million bank fraud charge against the plant’s top manager Sholom Rubashkin, who was convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison.

    Edited from: “The Postville Raid”, Wikipedia

  5. Regarding abuses of the law by people in power.
    James Comey is the new J. Edgar Hoover

    ——

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-the-fbis-spying-11559602877

    About the FBI’s Spying

    What’s the difference between surveillance of Carter Page and Martin Luther King?

    When Carter Page learned in April 2017 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had obtained a secret court order to listen in on his communications, the Washington Post asked him about it. Mr. Page, the paper reported, “compared surveillance of him to the eavesdropping that the FBI and Justice Department conducted against civil rights leader Martin Luther King.”

    Now a new report on the FBI’s surreptitious tapings of King makes it harder to see the difference between what J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI did with King and what James Comey’s FBI did with Mr. Page. In an article in Standpoint magazine, David Garrow, author of a Pulitzer-winning biography of King, reports summaries of the FBI recordings collected on the civil-rights leader. The article has stoked a furor for some of the unflattering details reported about King, for example that he “looked on and laughed” while a fellow pastor forcibly raped a female parishioner.

    But while the details of King’s sexual behavior have attracted most of the attention, the parallels with Mr. Page may be more illuminating. Remember, the FBI sought a warrant on Mr. Page from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court based on the claim that the former Trump campaign associate was “an agent of a foreign power,” namely Russia. Yet Mr. Page is one of the few targets of the investigation to have emerged without ever being charged with anything.

    The surveillance of King likewise began as a national-security matter. In a Rose Garden conversation, President John F. Kennedy told King he needed to cut ties with one of his closest advisers, Stanley Levison, a former financier for the Communist Party USA. When King refused to cut Levison loose, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap King.

    In his book “A Higher Loyalty,” Mr. Comey writes that the King case illuminates how “a legitimate counterintelligence mission” could morph into “an unchecked, vicious campaign of harassment and extralegal attack on the civil rights leader and others.” To “drive the message home,” Mr. Comey writes that as FBI director he kept on his desk a copy of the October 1963 memo, written by Hoover and signed by RFK, approving the King wiretaps.

    “I kept the Hoover memo there not to make a critical statement from Hoover or Kennedy, but to make a statement about the value of oversight and constraint,” Mr. Comey writes. “I have no doubt that Hoover and Kennedy thought they were doing the right thing. What they lacked was meaningful testing of their assumptions. There was nothing to check them.”

    Cut to today, when Attorney General William Barr is bringing that “oversight” and “meaningful testing” to decisions such as the one to listen in on Mr. Page. Far from applauding what he himself once called for, Mr. Comey now accuses Mr. Barr of “sliming his own department.”

    Mr. Comey has also taken issue with Mr. Barr’s use of the word “spying” to describe the FBI’s behavior. He’s not alone. At the Senate hearing where Mr. Barr first used it, Hawaii Democrat Brian Schatz asked if he wanted to rephrase because “when the attorney general of the United States uses the word ‘spying,’ its rather provocative and in my view unnecessarily inflammatory.” Meanwhile, the New York Times accused Mr. Barr of using a “charged word.”

    So here’s the question for all those who assert that Mr. Barr was wrong to use the word “spying”: Would they use it to describe what the FBI did to Martin Luther King?

    We already know the answer to that one. The Washington Post used the word “spying” often to describe what happened to King—without scare quotes. Ditto for the New York Times and others. The word was not considered “charged” until April 10, after Mr. Barr used it.

    Just one example. Here’s Charles M. Blow’s lead sentence in a 2013 Times column: “The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ so disturbed the American power structure that the F.B.I. started spying on him in what The Washington Post called ‘one of its biggest surveillance operations in history.’ ”

    In an interview with CBS on Friday, Mr. Barr sounded almost Comeyish when he spoke of what might have led FBI leaders astray in their investigation into alleged Trump ties with Russia. “Sometimes,” he said, “people can convince themselves that what they’re doing is in the higher interest, the better good.”

    Sooner or later, Mr. Barr will sort it out. Meanwhile, it may be a good moment for current director Christopher Wray to install permanently at FBI headquarters a copy of the application for the FISA warrant on Mr. Page—signed by his predecessor, Mr. Comey. Maybe it will help “drive home” the need for “oversight and constraint.”

  6. Postville, Iowa has a population of about 2,100. It’s population is about 7% off it’s peak value (a phenomenon quite unremarkable among small towns in the Plains states). It’s population is 40% higher than it was in 1990 (which is unusual among small towns in the Plains). Earnings per household declined during the period running from 2008 to 2013, because a shady processing plant was slapped with multiple labor law violations and had to be re-organized through Chapter 11.

    So, we’re all obliged to accept unlimited Mexican colonization of the United States so that microscale local economies only experience income declines from changes in the terms of trade and not from shifts in factor prices?

    1. Tabby, the population of Iowa has been stagnant for decades. They dont mind immigrants. Immigrants, whether legal or not, can make a crucial difference in keeping towns alive.

    2. America allowed One Direction, Stevie Nicks and Elton John into the country for temporary work. America may allow Mexicans, Arabs, Filipinos, East Timorese, etc. into the country for temporary work. Allowing temporary “guest workers” is not the problem. The problem is allowing them to VOTE as, of course, they VOTE for communists (i.e. liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats). Anti-American sovereignty, pro-Globalist communists seized the opportunity to generate sympathy for the “exploited worker” class and convert that sympathy into votes. Of course, that’s treason.

  7. A Century of Illegal Invasion “Immigration” in America

    Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower deported many multiple millions of illegal alien invaders starting with the “Mexican Repatriation” and then “Operation Wetback” according to Wiki. The American Founders thrice required citizens to be “…free white person(s)…” in the Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795 and 1802, within the year of adoption of the Constitution clearly establishing “original intent.” Liberals, progressives, socialists and democrats (all communists-in-waiting) in America have treasonously “socially engineered” the dilution of America by illegal, invasion immigration for more than 100 years. Birthright citizenship, intended solely for freed slaves, has been perverted by communists to falsely and unconstitutionally provide citizenship to the children who were born in America of illegal invaders.
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    Mexican Repatriation

    The Mexican Repatriation was a mass deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans from the United States between 1929 and 1936. Estimates of how many were repatriated range from 400,000 to 2,000,000.

    – Wiki
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    Operation Wetback

    “Operation Wetback was the culmination of more than a decade of intensifying immigration enforcement. Immigration enforcement actions (removals and returns) rose rapidly from a low of 12,000 in 1942, to 727,000 in 1952, the final year of the Truman Administration. Enforcement actions continued to rise under Eisenhower, until reaching a peak of 1.1 million in 1954, the year of Operation Wetback. Enforcement actions then fell by more than 90 percent in 1955, and 1956, and in 1957 were 69,000, the lowest number since 1944. The number of enforcement actions rose again in the 1960s and 1970s, but did not exceed the 1954 peak of Operation Wetback until 1986.”

    – Wiki

  8. Why? Because of the hold over Obama appointees.Why are corporations people… Well to be exact. They were given legal rights or person hood by an edict passed down by the Chief Justice making a lone ruling.

    Guess what he wasn’t GOP. or whatever the called it back then. But it wasn’t a two way straight. Citizens didn’t get the rights of corporations. That whole train of legal proceedings started with a lawsuit of a New England University when King George III was still alive.

    The King’s ability to grant a charter to the school (pre USA) was made legal in the USA by defining King as The Sovereign or as England and the King as an individual.

    There is a whole unbroken thread to follow that ends up with the Money Is Free Speech ruling as a result. It aso set a precedent of waiting until the courts were weighted towards one side or the other. .

    It is one of the few excellent passages in
    “Don’t Think of an Elephant!” The infamous handbook for socialist agents of the far left by George Lakoff a well known plagiarist who dan fairly be called Lack Of since he stole the whole idea of using Plato basic and later rejected philosophy.

    But it does detail the methodology used by the left and known as liberal reasoning.

    Any Objectivist should give it a read as it will explain what the enemies domestic are not thinking when they attempt some of their silliest efforts.

    The whole legal thread is covered thorugh it’s 200 plus years. Reason enough to never pay attention to that failed foreign ideology known as liberal secular progressivism … or was it regressivism. Judging by Ocasio-nal it’s very Bidenesque which means …. Marxist Leninism taken through a popote or poposita… so small nothing will come through

    He did manage to make their whole effort look… foolish.

  9. FROM TRAC STUDY LINKED BY PROFESSOR TURLEY

    30 May 2019) Criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers has been relatively rare. The latest available data show that during the last twelve months (April 2018 – March 2019) only 11 individuals (and no companies) were prosecuted in just 7 cases.

    During the same period, these 11 prosecutions compare with 85,727 individuals prosecuted for illegal entry, 34,617 prosecuted for illegal re-entry, and 4,733 prosecuted for illegally bringing in or harboring immigrants. Given the millions of undocumented immigrants now working in this country, the odds of being criminally prosecuted for employing undocumented workers appears to be exceedingly remote. Indeed, since criminal penalties for employers were first enacted by Congress in 1986, few employers have ever been prosecuted under these provisions (8 USC 1324a). Prosecutions have rarely climbed above 15 annually, and have never exceeded 20 individuals a year except during 2005 under President Bush and when they reached 25 in the first year of the Obama Administration.

    Not only are few employers prosecuted, fewer who are convicted receive sentences that amount to more than token punishment. Prison sentences are rare. For example, of the 11 individuals the Justice Department reported as convicted during the most recent 12-month period, only 3 were sentenced to serve prison time.

    These results are based upon case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. These data were obtained from the Justice Department as a result of litigation brought by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act.

    1. Regarding Above:

      Obviously the Trump Administration has no desire to ‘burden’ corporate managers with the ‘immigration crisis’. Trump is following Reagan’s advice and ‘leaving business alone’. Not that I want to see raids in the workplace. I don’t. But this study seems to tell us that the Trump Administration is not completely serious about immigration.

  10. Really big surprize here with incompetence in full bloom in the era of the Trump swamp. They are not going after white collar crime either. Or EPA compliance, or land management or CFPB, Dodd-Frank Law, FDIC, OCC, or are they following laws within their own departments. HUD, education, science, and any other cabinet post is run by total incompetence.

    1. Can’t speak to the reasons why prosecution of employers and businesses and fines for hiring illegal immigrants has dropped, but this is merely a continuation of a downward trend that started in 2012/2013 during the President Obama administration. If total incompetence is the reason it must have began long before the Presidential Election of 2016.

  11. It’s an OLD problem (songs about illegal immigrants were circulating in the 1930s). Companies want cheap labor that can’t organize. Citizens want cheap goods. Cheap labor wants jobs. And for the most part, everyone lives with it.

    1. ha, 1930s? what about the irish and the chinese?

      cheap labor and votes, that’s what mass migration has always been about. a good deal for both sides or at least the leadership that is

      1. Kurtz, “Gangs Of New York” was actually a non-fictiion book written in the 1920’s. I actually read the book and found it fascinating. It documents New York crime from the 1830’s to WW I era.

        1. there’s a lot of reality in it that’s for sure!

          art imitating life — a truly great film even just as fiction

          masterful casting of a current day Irishman, Daniel Day Lewis, to play the nativist Butcher William Cutting – and counterposed him against another Irishman, Liam Neeson. but did you know Liam is from Northern Ireland- but raised Catholic. Scorcese of course is a famous “fallen away Catholic” who has spoken to tribe and religion quite a bit. I think he has profound social instincts and brings them to the screen masterfully.

          also a clever script which showed that the Irish can switch sides in America very quickly and adopt the same agenda as natives. one that I have seen up close and in person many many times. i suspect there are tons of people of Irish descent who voted for Trump.

  12. You have to prove the employer knew they were in the country illegally, which provides an additional challenge.

    The senior ranks of the Department have been distracted by the Russian collusion hoax and some of them (e.g. Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein) have proved to be agents of institutional establishments working against the President. Also, it’s a reasonable wager the prosecutorial discretion is exercised several layers deep among lifers and Democrat holdovers. The least destructive element of the legal profession is its rank-and-file: the small practice lawyers who work for themselves, do a bit of everything and whose income fluctuates a great deal. They’re the most likely to share the outlook and priorities of their neighbors. The problem in this country is that the professional-managerial element is liberally studded with people who look down on the rest of society and have what one wag called ‘leapfrogging loyalties’, favoring the interests of various elements abroad over the vernacular element in their own country. If you see a member of the bar, you should assume that’s his disposition absent proof of the contrary. It’s a reasonable assumption that Justice Department lawyers don’t give a rip about the laws they’re not enforcing.

    1. Tabby, it could be that raids on the factory floor just ain’t good for business. Too much upheaval. Raids turn communities upside-down. That’s especially true in Iowa where meat-packing plants are so,so dependent on undocumented labor. In meat-packing towns, a big immigration raid is like a natural disaster.

        1. Tabby, here’s the Des Moines Register to tell us about the most notorious plant raid in recent history. Wikipedia even has an article on this incident. To be fair, this didn’t happen under Trump. But it illustrates, as I said, that a big immigration raid can be a disaster to small, industrial towns.

          https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2018/05/10/postville-immigration-raid-10-year-anniversary-town-reclaims-identity/587995002/

        2. the raid stopped abuses but Peter Shill has no regard for life so of course he would be aghast that a raid netted survival for the abused

          https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2018/05/10/postville-immigration-raid-10-year-anniversary-town-reclaims-identity/587995002/

          “Sitting in her small kitchen, Zamora talks a mile a minute when discussing the abuse she endured at the plant. Talking about it is tricky for her; she wants to get the story out while at the same time she’s trying not to remember…..But Rucal sees marking the raid as a way to celebrate the positive that happened in its wake. Abuse at the plant stopped, he said, and people like him were given a chance at a better life.”

          Life. A cherished, sacred thing.

          Risks abound in life when you do something that you know is wrong. The Latinos in the story immigrated illegally and used false SS cards. They took risks. They knew they were flirting with federal laws. Peter Shill and the trolls harass and abuse others 24/7 with unabashed gusto because they know they are anonymous. If their anonymity were exposed, would they continue? Of course not

          Doing the wrong this is never right. When you are caught you pay the price

          for now the trolls abuse others like the illegal immigrants were abused in Iowa. One day they might be exposed… and deported? One can only wonder

          1. Estovir, if that raid was such a good idea, why hasn’t been repeated? As the featured article clearly tells us, the government completely lost its appetite for such raids.

  13. The Food Industry exists on illegal workers, from farm to restaurant, all over America. I suspect this is the real reason there is no wall or push for serious change in immigration laws and regulations. If these workers were paid honest wages, the consumers’ price of eating — in or out — would rise sharply.

    1. the consumers’ price of eating — in or out — would rise sharply.

      Illegal aliens might constitute 3% of the workforce.

      Agriculture is highly mechanized, fruits and vegetables excepted. In the general run of industries, the ratio of employee compensation to gross output is 0.54. In agriculture, it’s 0.33 and in farms in particular the ratio is 0.23. Even a 50% increase in wage rates isn’t going to have a severe impact on the consumer. Food prepared at home absorbs about 6% of personal income as we speak. In accommodation and food services, labor costs are more consequential (the ratio is 0.63), but people spend less of their income on that than they do on food prepared at home.

      Adjusting to the loss of illegal alien labor will be a challenge for producers in a narrow range of industries, not for the society as a whole.

    2. It would indeed increase the price in restaurants in big cities, big time\
      chicago kitches off all different kinds are staffed largely by mexicans
      no clue how many or how many have papers, no clue at all, just tons of them
      hondurans now too

      a few months ago, I met a hibachi cook from Honduras who’s worked for Chinese ownership so long that he has a basic competency in Chinese. at the table, slicing up sirloin, suo putong wa

      yes, most of those “japanese” restaurants are owned by Chinese now

    3. Jack, migrant labor has been around for generations. There’s no need for it to be illegal migrant labor.

      1. Agricultural laborers are a single-digit share of the illegal alien population. Most are service employees.

  14. Justice Holmes

    The trumpets here obviously agree with you because you are absolutely correct. Notice they aren’t trying to deflect by hollering HIllary, Nance, Adam, Nadler or other patriots.

  15. The DOJ hierarchy was thoroughly corrupted under Obama, Holder and Lynch. Is anyone really surprised? It will take years to ferret out all the rodents.

  16. Corporations want illegal immigration. They lobby for it. The President’s companies use illegal immigrants. Let’s face it corporations can break all the laws they want and unless they irritate the wrong people they can do it with immunity! Put a few CEOs in jail and we’d see it all turn around pretty quickly.

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