Fox News reported Monday that:
“…under President Obama, the numbers of arrests and deportations of illegals taken into custody at work sites plummeted by more than 80 percent from the last year of the Bush administration. In the current fiscal year 2010, which ends Sept. 30, ICE has arrested 900 workers.”
President Obama stated that his administration would focus its enforcement of illegal immigration laws by targeting workplace activities. If that were true, why has the number of illegals taken into custody at their work places dropped so drastically. Somehow, I don’t believe it is because there are no illegals working in the country because we have solved the problem.
At the same time workplace arrests are down 80 per sent, the article states:
“…employer audits are up 50 percent, fines have tripled to almost $3 million and the number of executives arrested is slightly up over the Bush administration.”
The decision to fine companies and arrest executives is another example of the basic anti-business mindset of the Obama Administration. I find it interesting that the punishment for hiring illegals under the Obama Administration is aimed at the businesses–not the illegals. To me, it comes across as just another basic attack on business in America (one that will raise money for the government in the process).