…An eye opener: Wayne and his research team also found that U.S. Immigration enforcement away from the border area does not scare undocumented workers to return to Mexico. There is not yet enough enforcement activity to induce most employers who use this kind of labor to stop hiring.
More than three out of five undocumented migrants interviewed by Wayne and his team in early 2009 reported that their U.S. employer probably actually knew, or knew for sure, that they were unauthorized to work in the U.S. But they were still hired.
Wayne’s research shows that experiencing a workplace raid — or having a relative or friend who had been caught by Immigration — does not discourage most Mexicans from migrating again. There is no deterrence caused by Immigration raids…Read full article »