U.S. focuses immigration crackdown on employers

07/2/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is auditing 652 U.S. companies -- many in New York and California -- to verify whether their employees may legally work in the U.S. This federal crackdown shifts the focus of illegal immigration from workers to employers, observers say. ICE has already started to notify the businesses that it will audit. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is trying to win support for his plan to overhaul immigration legislation.

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