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Administrative changes needed to reduce employment of illegal aliens : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Label
Administrative changes needed to reduce employment of illegal aliens : report to the Congress
Title
Administrative changes needed to reduce employment of illegal aliens
Title remainder
report to the Congress
Statement of responsibility
by the Comptroller General of the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American citizens are being displaced from the work force by illegal aliens employed in the United States. The Department of Labor lacks the necessary enforcement tools to deter employers from hiring nonagricultural undocumented workers. Employers making a practice of hiring such workers remain virtually free from punishment. The President proposed legislation which would make the hiring of undocumented workers subject to civil and/or criminal penalties, but the legislation was not enacted. The proposed legislation would have: (1) intensified enforcement of both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act; (2) adjusted the immigration status of certain undocumented aliens; (3) increased the resources available to prevent illegal immigration along entry points; and (4) promoted cooperation with nations that are the major sources of undocumented workers. Two hundred and sixty additional Labor employees were authorized to begin investigations and enforce the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act. By enforcing the minimum wage and overtime requirements, Labor believed that there would be no incentive for hiring undocumented workers. The Labor program had little impact on hiring undocumented workers when their wages were above established minimums. GAO examined 606 Labor investigations and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) records. GAO found that Labor did not concentrate enough of its investigations on companies where INS found undocumented workers. It focused on wage complaints received from employees, which would ordinarily be investigated during routine enforcement efforts. Labor's compliance officers were not authorized to question employees covered by the FLSA about their citizenship status. Because of its high case load, INS may not have been able to act on additional Labor referrals. Employers were permitted to retain back wages owed to undocumented workers who could not be found. Farm labor contractors generally did not prepare required written documentation on workers' citizenship or work permit status. Labor erroneously believed it did not have authority to question farm labor contractor employees' citizenship or work permit status. Labor had a substantial backlog of cases awaiting prosecution for violations of the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act. Labor took several steps to improve the undocumented worker program; however, additional statutory and administrative changes are needed if the Federal program is to be effective. Both agencies should continue to exchange information necessary to ensure that employers pay workers in accordance with the minimum wage and overtime laws and that undocumented workers are identified and dealt with according to immigration laws
Cataloging source
AD#
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8081.A5
LC item number
U55 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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United States
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  • Illegal aliens
  • Foreign workers
  • Foreign workers
  • Illegal aliens
  • United States
Label
Administrative changes needed to reduce employment of illegal aliens : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 48 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640624234
  • (OCoLC)ocn640624234
Label
Administrative changes needed to reduce employment of illegal aliens : report to the Congress, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 48 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640624234
  • (OCoLC)ocn640624234

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