Ya been hoodwinked! Did you catch this story on Lou Dobbs today? The Immigration and Reform Act of 1986 mandated employer fines for as much as $10,000 per illegal. Guess how many American employers were hit with any fine in 2004? Three. Three! What a joke.
The Social Security Administration was supposed to conduct a study on a card validation system. Twenty years later, and we're still waiting.
The Comptroller General was supposed to investigate the possibility of counterfeit-proof Social Security cards, using holograms and magnetic strips. Today, fake cards are all over the place.
The government never has provided a system to check the legal status of employees.
The Act also contained anti-discrimination provisions that prohibited employers from asking for other more reliable forms of ID.
And as Steve Sailer informs us, officials told agents to back off on finding illegals after campaign-contributing employers complained.
Denzel Washington's Malcolm X speech comes to mind: "I tell ya, you been had. Ya been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Led astray. Run amok!”