The Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy (TxSIP), a coalition of twelve Texan construction associations, in its website accessed Jan. 25, 2008, offered the following:

“[W]e believe we can secure our borders without criminalizing the employers that fuel our economy… Mass deportments of working immigrants and jailing productive employers are not viable solutions… We have asked the questions we can legally ask and collected I-9s.

We have acted in good faith and followed the law. We believe it would be a mistake to penalize such ‘good faith’ employers. Moreover, enforcement against ‘good faith’ employers will simply drive the immigrant workers to the open arms of less scrupulous cash-only operators… ‘Good faith’ employers should be part of the solution, not the scapegoat for the immigration problem.”

Jan. 25, 2008