The criminalization of undocumented workers actually hurts American workers the most. The principal objective of Employer Sanctions is not only to lure undocumented immigrants to America with rags-to-riches stories and then enslave them, but also to crush the expectations that American-born workers where raised with and turn them into slaves too. How can people say undocumented workers take all the jobs when a lot of us have to work longer and longer hours with smaller and smaller wages, sometimes work two or three jobs?
Many workers in a range of industries see the mid- and late 80s as a demarcation for when working hours began to skyrocket while wages plummeted. With such a system in place, documented workers, too, have little room to refuse or to organize against unfair conditions.