Immigration Enforcement Lax at Workplace Under U.S. law, employers are barred from hiring illegal immigrants and are subject to sanctions if they do. In reality, penalties are rarely imposed. Many employers say they don't have the resources needed to distinguish legal from illegal immigrants, who have become an indispensable workforce in many communities. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.
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Immigration Enforcement Lax at Workplace

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Immigration Enforcement Lax at Workplace

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Under U.S. law, employers are barred from hiring illegal immigrants and are subject to sanctions if they do. In reality, penalties are rarely imposed. Many employers say they don't have the resources needed to distinguish legal from illegal immigrants, who have become an indispensable workforce in many communities. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.