News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

U.S. raises fines for illegal hiring by 25% for illegal hiring

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The government will raise by 25 percent the fines it levies against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced Friday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stepped up its enforcement of the sanctions law in the past year, leading to a dozen major busts. Currently, fines range from $275 to $11,000.

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