Immigration debate at Pomona

<p>Don't know if this belongs in Parent Cafe or not...Pomona recently fired people who did not have work visas for the US and it caused a big stir in campus.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/after-workers-are-fired-an-immigration-debate-roils-california-campus.html?hp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/after-workers-are-fired-an-immigration-debate-roils-california-campus.html?hp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I don't get why there's a debate - the college needs to comply with the law or else it could (and should) be held responsible for violating the law. The people who want open borders should work on getting the law changed rather than trying to defend the people who purposely broke laws to enter and stay in this country.</p>

<p>This sounds like a thread that will get political fairly quickly.</p>

<p>Well, it is unlawful to hire an alien knowing that the alien is unauthorized to work in the US. Nowadays, it is unlawful to hire an individual for employment in the United States without complying with employment eligibility verification requirements.</p>

<p>It is also unlawful to continue to employ an alien knowing that the alien is unauthorized to work.</p>

<p>The school didn't have any choice here.</p>

<p>Feel free to flame me.........the bottom line is -- if you are here in the USA illegally, you are breaking the law. Just because you were able to break the law (sometimes) for decades still doesn't make it right.</p>