When it came to employer sanctions, the SCIRP
commissioners had been almost unanimously (14 to two) in favor of them; but, when it came to the provision of a secure employee identification system, they had split down the middle (eight to seven with one absent).
pointed out, the SCIRP Report constituted the most significant study of
One of the primary concerns that the SCIRP Report focused on
As the SCIRP Report notes, "Even if an employer is found to be
40) ILGWU officials presenting testimony at the SCIRP hearings and at congressional hearings in the early 1980s advocated a total amnesty for all undocumented workers, regardless of their arrival date in the United States.
Employer sanctions were omitted from the policy prescriptions of ILGWU officials presenting testimony at the SCIRP hearings but were included in testimony at congressional hearings.
The ACTWU official testifying at the SCIRP hearings in 1979 urged the adoption of a program that would legalize all undocumented workers residing in the United States at that time.
However, ACTWU officials did not advocate employer sanctions at the SCIRP hearings, and the subject of sanctions was omitted from a resolution on immigration approved at ACTWU's convention in 1984.
65) As in the case of ACTWU and the ILGWU, the subject of employer sanctions was absent from the UFW's policy recommendations submitted at the SCIRP hearings.