A large majority of Americans believe cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants is the key to immigration reform, according to a poll of participants encompassing most of the political spectrum.
Regarding immigration, American Solutions [for Winning the Future, Newt Gingrich, chairman] found:
* 77 percent said banning employers from hiring illegal immigrants would reduce the number of illegal immigrants.
* 78 percent support heavy monetary fines against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
* 83 percent support Internal Revenue Service audits of companies who knowingly hire illegal immigrants if those companies have not paid taxes owed.