The BIG take-away from the Meg Whitman-illegal alien flap is clear; if you even remotely DREAM of having a political career, or serving in government in ANY capacity, NEVER, EVER hire anyone with a Hispanic last name.
Not as a house-keeper; not as a tradesman; not as ANYTHING. Just DON'T DO IT. Because, if you do, and EVEN IF...as Meg Whitman and her husband did...you TRY to comply with the law, doing everything you know how to do...or even COULD do legally (i.e., without violating a job-seeker's privacy rights), some scum-sucking pol will use it to smear you if they can (see Allred, Gloria).
Now, that is fundamentally unfair. It is horrendous. But it is also inescapably TRUE.
Several people...Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levin (both lawyers)...have eviscerated Gloria Allred in interviews on this mess. Nobody, IMNHO, did it better than Greta Van Susteren--
The same holds true of anyone who might apply to you for a job who has an Oriental last name, an Irish accent, or an Eastern European accent. You CANNOT afford to hire them. Even AFTER they present you with what APPEAR to be genuine documents, and you do what you can to confirm their authenticity, you just can't take the risk that they are false, and your applicant a liar, perjurer, criminal, and illegal alien like Nicky Diaz Santillan.
IF you get a cryptic letter from the government (ANY government) that raises ANY question as to the legal status of an employee, FIRE them immediately if you live in a "at-will" employment state, or start looking for a cause to fire them if you have to have one in your state.
Because there are people like Gloria Allred who will burn anyone down to smear you, just like she has burned her client, Nicky Diaz, to foster the political fortunes of their favorite candidate.