Unauthorized Workers in Virginia

An estimated 160,000 unauthorized workers live in Virginia– but there’s no way of knowing how many may have worked for the state through private contractors. That’s according to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission…which also found that most state agencies do little to make sure that their contractors comply with a federal immigration law that prohibits hiring such employees. And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, no state policies require agencies to monitor who their contractors hire.

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