Poll: Employers Key to Stopping Illegal Immigration

Jimmy DeButts, Birmingham Business Journal, January 11, 2008

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.

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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.

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