Charles Foster mentioned in Newsweek print edition
A quote from Immigration Attorney Charles Foster was recently featured in the August 3rd print edition of Newsweek magazine. Mr. Foster squares off against Mark Krikorian on the recent government pressure on employers to prove the legal status of their workforces. Newsweek asks the question "is this good or bad for the economy?"
Mr. Foster, chair of Americans for Immigration Reform (AIR), says that this government pressure is a bad thing:
This takes an overly heavy stick to business. It doesn't remove any undocumented workers from the U.S. and drives them further into the cash economy, where they're not paying taxes or paying for health benefits. This makes it more likely, that as uninsured people, they'll increase the burden on an already overworked health-care system.
For Mr. Krikorian's response, and for Newsweeks verdict, see the Newsweek feature.