Friday, July 20, 2007

Forbes reports on how some business owners are getting anxious over the new Arizona employer sanctions law for the hiring of "undocumented immigrants":
The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, makes it a crime to knowingly hire illegal immigrants and requires businesses to verify the employment status of their workers. Anyone could put an employer under scrutiny by immigration authorities with a simple phone call, and that makes employers nervous.

"What if I have a falling out with someone? They can come in now and point out one of my employees and say 'Check that guy out. I think he's illegal,'" said Pavlikowski, who owns three Burger King restaurants in Flagstaff.