I was listening to Thom on 620 KPOJ this morning, as I usually do when I have the chance. He said instead of the new illegal alien law that Arizona just passed, they should institute employer sanctions and require them to use E-Verify to make sure their employees are here legally---this is his standard response to the immigration problem.
Thom, Arizona has already passed the very law you said they should, it's been in effect since 2008. Under the Legal Arizona Workers Act, employers can have their business license suspended or revoked if they get caught intentionally hiring illegals, and they are required to use E-Verify when hiring new employees. Hispanic groups challenged the law as "racist," but it's been held up in court and is currently in effect.
This newest law will build on the employer sanction law. I'm hoping both of these laws will spread to every state in the union---it'll have to be state by state since the federal government (under both Bush and Obama) refuse to do ANYTHING to prevent the flooding of our labor market, schools, hospitals, etc. with illegal migrants.
As for those screaming "xenophobe" and "racist" at anyone trying to do something about this problem, why do you hate our labor standards so much? Why are you actively working on behalf of Big Business and others who want to destroy organized labor? And why are you actively pushing for overpopulation? Do you think adding another 100 million+ people to this country will help solve global warming, species extinction, urban sprawl, etc.? There is a sickening amount of hypocrisy among so-called "progressives" on this issue.