As reported Friday in “Administration’s ‘Silent Raids’ Lead to Firings, Not Deportations,” and previously predicted on The Foundry, the Obama Administration’s year-old worksite audit policy is resulting in far fewer deportations of illegal immigrants, which means that those illegal immigrants are simply moving to different jobs elsewhere in America.

With America’s high unemployment rate, the Obama Administration’s continued blind eye approach to illegal immigration only undermines the ability of citizens and those in the United States legally to find work. This outcome shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with an ounce of common sense and places even greater doubt on the non-political aspect of President Barack Obama’s call for “comprehensive immigration reform” (aka, amnesty).

Rather than politicize the issue by moving toward amnesty, President Obama should adopt the approach outlined by The Heritage Foundation in Time to Stop the Rush for ‘Amnesty’ Immigration Reform: secure the border, enforce the laws on the books, and reform our current visa system.