...There were 2,282 employer audits — known as I-9 audits — opened between Oct. 1 and May 4, according to the ICE data. That was about a 60 percent increase from the 1,360 audits opened between October 2016 and September 2017. Total worksite investigations also spiked in the same period: ICE’s criminal investigators have opened 3,510 worksite investigations so far this fiscal year, compared to 1,716 for all of fiscal year 2017.
There are a lot of fancy-pants resort owners, corporate-mumbo-jumbo meat-packing execs, and big-spending roofing & landscaping contractors who probably wouldn't last one day in Federal prison.
And their wives and children would like to have a future, too. I have a lot more sympathy for the illegals who simply want to work than I do for the greedy bastards who hire them.