22 Feb: Sweeney And Adler Introduce Bill To Punish Companies Who Knowingly Hire Illegal Workers

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Stephen M. Sweeney and Senator John H. Adler today said the bill they have introduced to punish firms that knowingly hire illegal aliens is needed because the federal government has failed to enforce national immigration laws.

“We have to do this because federal immigration officials are not enforcing existing laws on the national level,” said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. “It’s our goal to support people who play by the rules. It’s not fair for companies to hire illegal workers who, in many cases, are forced to accept cheaper wages.”