This is a hoot. Antonio Villaraigosa wants the Feds to lay off Los Angeles businesses that hire illegal aliens.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking federal officials to rethink their policy on workplace immigration crackdowns that involve established businesses and to focus on employers that mistreat workers instead.
The mayor said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that work-site raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have "severe and long-lasting effects" on the local economy, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the USA will have even more severe and long-lasting effects.
Villaraigosa accused federal officials of targeting "established, responsible employers" in industries that rely on "workforces that include undocumented immigrants."
Hiring illegal immigrants is a flagrant violation of federal law. Is that what you call 'responsible' Antonio?
Here's the best part:
"In these industries, including most areas of manufacturing, even the most scrupulous and responsible employers have no choice but to rely on workers whose documentation, while facially valid, may raise questions about their lawful presence," he wrote in the March 27 letter.
That's BS, if I've ever heard it.