The Brown County Board wants its lawyer to draft a proposed ordinance
prohibiting the hiring of undocumented workers by any business licensed by the
county, even though supervisors have been told they don't have the legal
authority to enforce it.
The board voted 18-5 Wednesday night to instruct Corporation Counsel John Jacques to bring a proposed ordinance to the Executive Committee meeting July 9. The ordinance, which some supervisors hope will motivate other Wisconsin counties to take similar action, will include a fee schedule for penalties and a process for revoking licenses for employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
A friend put it best: if the federal government isn't going to enforce immigration laws, kudos to the local and state governments who are trying to do something about it!