March 21, 2005

The New York Times is reporting on Spain’s new immigration program that hopes to decrease illegal immigration: “As a first step toward drawing foreigners out of the underground economy, the government is currently offering legal residency papers to people with no criminal record and a six-month labor contract in hand from an employer. After this amnesty expires in May, workers who fail to qualify will be deported, while those who employ them will face fines of more than $80,000 per illegal employee.”

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