Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano feels that the key to controlling border crossings is to heavily regulate businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Cut off their job supply and eliminate the reason for them to enter the U.S. Napolitano would do this by strengthening enforcement tools such as raising the penalties against employers who know the workers are illegal.
Many who are opposed to immigration reform want strict guidelines that allow the immigrant population to work in the U.S., and eventually attain American citizenship. There is nothing wrong with asking this group to do the same that immigrants from European countries have done for years. What everyone must understand, however, is that this country could not continue to prosper without the Latino immigrant workers in the fields. That is a fact.
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