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Arizona Public Media
May 31, 2019

Employers who hire undocumented workers rarely face prosecution
By Nancy Montoya

U.S. Immigration officials have significantly stepped up efforts to prosecute and deport immigrants in the country without proper documentation, but there appears to be no such effort to prosecute the employers who hire them. A new report from TRAC, a nonpartisan and nonprofit data analysis division at Syracuse University, found that criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented individuals is rare. The researchers at TRAC used data provided by government agencies to find that, nationwide from March 2017 to April 2018, almost 86,000 people were prosecuted for illegal entry. In that same time, 11 people were arrested for employing undocumented immigrants. Not one U.S. company faced prosecution.

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