Sunday, July 11, 2010

Old Immigration Lawsuit On Today's Radio

In these days of litigation and other immigration follies I thought it was cool to take note of a lawsuit in (where else?) California. I heard about it on a radio show today and had to look it up. Be advised that this occurred in 2006. So it isn't current. But it brings some of the problem into focus.

Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers
by Scott Horsley

A fence-building company in Southern California agrees to pay nearly $5 million in fines for hiring illegal immigrants. Two executives from the company may also serve jail time. The Golden State Fence Company's work includes some of the border fence between San Diego and Mexico.

After an immigration check in 1999 found undocumented workers on its payroll, Golden State promised to clean house. But when followup checks were made in 2004 and 2005, some of those same illegal workers were still on the job. In fact, U-S Attorney Carol Lam says as many as a third of the company's 750 workers may have been in the country illegally. -- Full Story

Nothing has changed. Watch for changes and challenges. And, of course, don't be fooled. There is a reason the problem hasn't been solved. Chase down who benefits from having illegal aliens in the country. Take away the incentives and the problem will go away. Of course we could go after the really radical solution and actually make it easier to legally enter the country.

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