(UNEDITED)Utah Code 76-6-1102, 63G-11-103. Identity theft, fraud and false statements are second & third degree felonies. S.B. 81 provides for the establishment of a Fraudulent Documents Identification Unit by the attorney general for the primary purpose of investigating, apprehending, and prosecuting individuals who possess or participates in the sale or distribution of fraudulent identification documents created and prepared for individuals who are unlawfully residing within the state.
When an individual possesses stolen or manufactured documents, they are committing a crime. SLC. Police Chief Burbank has spoken out publicly against enforcing statutes like these.
Employers, who do not validate identity, are acting irresponsibly. S.B. 81 provides for the withholding of state income tax at the top rate from an independent contractor who fails to provide documentation to the contracting entity that verifies the independent contractor's employment authorization, pursuant to the prohibition against the use of unauthorized alien labor. Perpetrators of identity fraud are displacing legally entitled workers in the job market. It is illegal to hire, employ, or contract with someone who is not authorized to work in the U.S.
Employers can face prosecution, fines and prison time if they fail to verify identity. All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 or "E-Verify" identity for each individual they hire in the U.S. This includes citizens and non-citizens. I-9 and E-Verify protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers.
Illegal workers slow the economic recovery. They are ineligible for home mortgages and responsible consumer lending because of their unauthorized worker status. It is unbelievable that many of these individuals are employed in the building industry, by employers who are impeding their own source of income, (new homes).
Hire "Legal Utah Workers". Maybe you'll stop a foreclosure.