Undocumented immigration focus turns to employers
United States, 7th June: With the latest ruling by US Supreme Court upholding the requirement for businesses to make use of E-Verify system for confirming the legal US status of new hires, the focus has now shifted to employers.
Heavy fine on businesses hiring undocumented immigrants--The Supreme Court has authorized imposing heavy penalties on businesses in Arizona found to be employing undocumented immigrants. Taking a cue from the latest Arizona immigration ruling, nearly 26 US states have already implemented immigration laws.
It may be recalled that the Obama administration had imposed heavy fines on employers found to be employing undocumented immigrants in their businesses a year ago.
Supreme Court’s decision reasserts common sense on immigration issues—Latest ruling of the Supreme Court announcing tough penalties against hiring of undocumented immigrants is being considered as a big boost for asserting common sense on issues related to immigration.
E-Verify system must for all businesses in Arizona--As per the Arizona immigration legislation, all businesses must use E-Verify system for verifying the US immigration status of their potential employees. And any business found to be guilty of non-compliance of such rules will face harsh penalties.
Announcing the decision with regard to Arizona immigration law, Chief Justice John Roberts stated that the ruling is not going to make any conflict with the federal law since it depends on the ability of the federal government in ascertaining who is an undocumented immigrant.
Secondly, it asks all Arizona employers to make use of E-Verify for knowing status of the employee.
Legal US immigration- the only way to come to the US--The latest Arizona immigration legislation will ensure that all those wanting to come to the US must do so through legal ways. So, it will not only reduce the incidents of undocumented immigration in the nation but will also make US borders more secure.
So, the Supreme Court ruling is being considered as a foremost step towards restoration of legal US immigration system. And another fruitful step in this regard would be increasing the upper cap on US H-1B visas which are currently fixed at 65,000 in a year.
Due to such restriction, only a limited number of aspiring foreign professionals in engineering, IT, medical or science fields are allowed to come and work in the US.