This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Targeting Employers of Undocumented Immigrants

The Obama administration is quietly trying to deal with undocumented immigration by conducting silent raids of companies in which they audit records to determine which workers are here legally and which are not, and the undocumented workers are fired on the spot. The employers then claim that they are left without workers, while some members of Congress complain that the policy is too lax—it leads to workers being fired, but not deported—at a time when Americans are desperately seeking jobs. Somehow these two perspectives seem to be miles apart.

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