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    Illegal Immigrants: United States

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    To be employed in the U.S., you must complete Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. This form, required by law under the DHS Act, inspects Form I-9 with a subpoena and enforces the statutes pertaining to the Form I-9. Failure to have an employee complete the Form I-9 can result in civil or criminal fines or prosecution. Failure to maintain and produce Form I-9 for inspection can result in civil or criminal fines or prosecution.

    According to the media and government reports, almost all illegal immigrants attempt to penetrate into the mainstream US society to get jobs and housing in order to live. Employment is the force driving most illegal immigration.

    Analyze how illegal immigrants go about obtaining jobs. Explain what form(s) must they falsify in order to work?
    What jobs are the easiest for illegal immigrants to obtain and thereby blend into US society?
    According to you, does an alien who enters legally as a visitor and goes to work violate immigration law?

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    Illegal immigrants either falsify Form I-9 which is the employment eligibility verification form or documents that are required for Form 1-9. There are three lists of documents required for Form I-9, these have to be falsified. For example, list A documents for Form I-9 are the US Passport or Passport Card, permanent resident card or Form I-551, foreign passport that has a temporary I-551 stamp, employment authorization document pursuant to form I-766, foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A, and foreign passport with I-551 printed notation. Apart from Form I-9 there are other administrative forms that employees are required to fill. ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains how illegal immigrants seek jobs in the United States and its legal ramifications. The sources used are also included in the solution.