Yep. And six years of highly public non-enforcement of the law is one of the unlovely things about the complex package that is our president.
Businesses, like individuals, will do what they can get away with. (I notice that Swift and its unions are already trying to get their criminals out of pokey and back on the job).
It's a complicated problem, but it's not complicated to start dealing with it -- and that first step is to make the employers who game the system feel some serious pain. You don't have to get them all, any more than a traffic cop has to stop every speeder. Let people see the blue-and-white alongside the road, and they slow right down.
Next step is to target a farm... hit them during the picking season, hit them again, and hit them again, so that their tomatoes rot on the vine. Send a message and let all the farms wonder: who's next? Give them the incentive and they'll stop cheating and start checking.
And yes, we need better ways to track and document these guys... which isn't going to happen with GWB in the White House. He's from the branch of the Republican Party that's content to kill off a few Wilsons for a good quarter for meat-packing stocks. It was shameful to see the immigration doves like the Prez and the WSJ's resident Democrat Tamar Jacoby doing the happy dance when the Dems won Congress -- because it increases odds of their only legislative objective, amnesty, being passed.
Criminal Number 18F
More folks just doin' what us Americans won't:
I only went through the first window or screen of these. The first three are Americans (Brown, Lopes and Juarez). Scrolling down as far as Lam and Trejo, the rest are all immigrants. Beyond that I didn't go.
Usually this page breaks about 60/40 alien/citizen with almost all the aliens illegal, if you add them all up. This is only murderers who are wanted by the FBI for some Federal violation as well as the murder (which is almost always a state rap).
I don't believe that aliens actually commit more murders than citizens, just that aliens are more likely to flee with enough success that the FBI has to start looking for them.
One of the US citizens is a prison escapee who's supposed to be doing life -- and has since been arrested twice and released twice. What a country!
Criminal Number 18F