It is for this reason that I believe it important for the immigration reform to be in place as it makes it harder for the employers to cheat the government out of the taxes etc.
One other benefit that can be derived from the IRCA is that of the social costs related with illegal immigration into the United States.
Immigrant Hotel Workers Exploited in New Orleans The Immigrant Justice Project filed a lawsuit against one of New Orleans' wealthiest hotel owners on behalf of Latin American immigrants who were lured to New Orleans to do jobs held by citizens prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Food Giant Sued for Mistreatment of Farmworkers An SPLC lawsuit claims Del Monte, one of the nation's largest food providers, cheated H-2A guest workers out of wages to which they were entitled.
These illegal and uninvited guests help themselves to jobs, education, welfare and unemployment compensation.
The many whose wages are paid under the table pay little or no taxes.The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is a law in the United States of America that pertains to the policies and regulations regarding employment.This law was enacted in 1986 for various reasons, which includes the fact that many illegal employees work in the United States.Many of these illegal immigrants are hired by US employers as undocumented workers and this is done because they can be hired at a pay less than minimum wage.Most of these workers are hired to work in the agricultural, manufacturing, and construction industries, or in backroom jobs.Most of these illegal workers are concentrated in California and Texas, although their presence can be felt all over the country.About three quarters of these illegal immigrants come to the United States after crossing the US/Mexico border.They might be infected with a hundred diseases, such as polio, tuberculosis, etc.These diseases can spread and cause a lot of problems for the American citizens.Some people have entered the country legally through a visit visa, but then have stayed illegally and are working in various places.Illegal immigration is a double edged sword; on the one hand it provide the local economy with cost benefits as the illegal immigrants are not paid so much, while they are more productive.