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McCaskill calls for fines on employers who hire illegal immigrants

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By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO. – U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill is proposing big fines and prison sentences for employers who hire illegal immigrants.

McCaskill says border security and pursuing those who come to the country illegally is important, but a big part of the solution is cracking down on employers who view illegal immigrants as a cheap labor force.

McCaskill proposes employers who hire illegal immigrants should face a $10,000 fine per illegal worker and up to six months in jail for a first offense. Penalties would rise to $50,000 per illegal and no less than a year in jail for third offenses.

The Democrat is expected to face Republican incumbent Jim Talent in November.

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