A South Carolina law that took effect Thursday will take on illegal immigration – by requiring small businesses to check each worker’s immigration status. That is the last step in measures enacted by the legislature–and it may be the most critical step so far, says Jim Knight ,who oversees the program for state Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He says his agency gets more complaints about that sector.
Knight expects his office to be busy auditing small businesses, but he says the law is easy to understand and compliance should be easy as well:
About 23 investigators will check small businesses throughout the state, targeting the areas that get the most complaints, including landscaping, janitorial and manufacturing. To get help and more information, go to www.llronline.com/immigration.