Solis would put burden on employers of illegal workers

02/4/2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. labor secretary could set a new course for immigration control if confirmed by Congress. Rep. Hilda Solis has made comments indicating that under her leadership the department would focus on better compliance by companies, making it unprofitable to hire undocumented workers, a reversal of the Bush administration strategy of sweeping up illegal workers but not always punishing employers.

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