Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:19 PM

As Workplace Raids Multiply, Trump Administration Charges Few Companies

ICE has announced cases against five companies for immigration violations since 2017

By Renae MerleAugust 9

The Trump administration has eagerly pursued arrests of undocumented immigrants over the last two years, culminating in a record-setting raid of Mississippi poultry plants this week. But the administration appears to have been far less aggressive in going after corporations involved in those cases.

Prosecuting corporations, as opposed to individual workers or managers, for immigration-related offenses was also relatively rare during the Obama administration, but it has slowed further under the Trump administration, according to a database maintained by Duke University and the University of Virginia and data reviewed by The Washington Post.

The Corporate Prosecution Registry tracks cases in which companies, rather than individuals, are charged with violating federal law, and it includes cases resolved with plea agreements as well as deferred and non-prosecution agreements.

There were at least 88 such cases against companies for immigration violations between 2009 and 2016 during the Obama administration and at least five companies prosecuted for immigration violations since Trump took office in 2017, according to the data on corporate prosecutions and a review of news releases from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University examined federal data for a one-year period — April 2018 through March 2019 — and found that no companies were prosecuted for knowingly hiring undocumented workers. “Actual prosecution of employers for employing immigrants without proper documentation actually has been relatively rare,” the report states.


This is akin to prosecuting the street level drug users but letting their dealers go scott free.

More corruption within the US gov't. The lowly criminal doesn't grease the palm of politicos but the big operators do. SAD.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:15 PM

1. Oh Comrade, you squeal and cry about so many things. Nobody gives a fuck what you think...

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. {{{chuckle}}} Thanks for playing... eom

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:26 AM

2. When you are not willing to prosecute the companies that enable, encourage and profit

from illegal immigration you really are not serious about correcting the problem.

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