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County Threatens Suit Over Illegal Workers

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County Threatens Suit Over Illegal Workers

County Threatens Suit Over Illegal Workers

County Threatens Suit Over Illegal Workers

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Robert Vasquez, an Idaho county commissioner, is considering suing local companies that he claims knowingly hire illegal immigrants. He argues that the county foots the bill for various social services that the undocumented workers need.

Host Jennifer Ludden talks with Vasquez and Howard Foster, the Chicago-based attorney he's hired to examine the case. She then discusses how business and trade groups propose to address the problem with Laura Reiff, co-chair of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition.

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