Sunday, May 07, 2006


The single best thing we can do to reduce illegal immigration and attrit the illegal population is to penalize employers and conduct raids on worksites that employ them.

Already, without any actual enforcement, the power of this approach is being illustrated:

Rumours are rampant in the city's immigrant communities that federal agents are swooping down into neighborhoods and plucking undocumented workers from restaurants, car washes and even soccer fields.

"My employees are nervous to come to work now," said Ana, a Woodhaven, Queens, hair salon owner who called the Daily News to report an unsubstantiated raid of a Latino food restaurant on Jamaica Ave. and 104th St. "I really don't know what to tell them."

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