Skip to comments.LETS GO AFTER THOSE THAT HIRE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Posted on 03/29/2006 1:59:58 AM PST by Bob Haran
By Bob Haran; The recent marches in opposition to Rep. James Sensenbreners bill, H.R. 4437, that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally, has raised a question in my mind.
Why don't we make the people responsible for causing people to enter our country illegally, felons? Congress should amend H.R. 4437 and instead of making it a felony to be in the country illegally, make it a felony to illegally hire someone in the country illegally. To make people who are for the most part, law abiding, into felons, is ludicrous. Why does our government refuse to go after the real law breakers, the employers that illegally hire and profit from using undocumented workers?
Let's enforce all our immigration laws.
Bob Haran, Phoenix www.Bob-Haran.info
I agree. If the Left is so upset about turning "poor undocumented" immigrants into felons and putting them in jail, surely they won't object to us imprisoning some greedy capitalists instead. That should help to stem the problem and make the Marxists happy at the same time.
Did you not know they are millions of Americans just dying to pick fruit and bus tables in this country, all which would be happy to do it for minimum wage.....
And we have to jump through hoops: freedom of information act requests for information, tolerating threats from business owners who don't want their slave labor disrupted and our corrupt politicians on the take from these businesses.
It's all about money and power.
I'm still getting over the fact that the problem is as bad as it is and our politicians simply refuse to deal with it effectively, fairly and in accordance with the law because they don't want to risk losing a few thousand Hispanic votes and few million in campaign funds.
You're right. Thsy get their fake papers on the way up here. It wouldn't be practical: the only way to confidently avoid hiring illegals would be to avoid hiring hispanics, and that will get employers sued for racism.
There will be work left undone. So what?
Where? I know one horse farmer who tried to get someone to help out on his farm for $3.00 over the minimum wage and could not find a worker. There is a building contractor who needed roofers, where did he find them? Not at the employment office or in the paper, no one applied and he paid over the minimum wage and had benefits just for helpers. When he did get someone, they did not know how to read a tape measure let alone do simple math.
Hey, that stuff's all coming from China anyway, so maybe that's a really good idea. Then, too, with the Mexicans back in Mexico maybe they can start making stuff to send here that we can can sell. And vice versa.
With all these illegals depressing the wage rates for the poorest Americans, and also denying their own homeland their skills and talents, the folks at the bottom in two countries are being hurt, and for what? For Chinese products?
Time to fix the problem.
Ssshhhh. I was being a bit sarcastic. Fruit farmers have been hiring Mexicans for decades and decades because no one is willing to do the work for any reasonable price.
I like Rush's take on Congress not being able to enforce immigration laws, so therefore ignoring them. Which laws can WE ignore - IRS??? If 12 million of us decided to ignore tax law, would they be able to enforce it?
Many of the employers cannot afford to pay much more than the minimum wage, so who will they hire?
That's true now but only because their competition pays low wages. If their were a real shortage of workers, the wages would rise and more loafers would decide that those jobs are worth doing. Illegals aren't doing the jobs Americans don't want they're pushing wages so low that Americans don't want those jobs. Another way of looking at it is if lawyers were paid $5/hr would Americans want that job?
That's right, jefe, sign here and the country is yours.
It hasn't happened, yet. Might as well have though.
Deport every one of them and their obnoxious, disrespectful kids, place the National Guard on the border armed with orders to shoot to kill anyone not obeying their orders to stop, anyone still here make it a felony to be here UNDOCUMENTED and fine the employers who try to employ them illegally and who try to pay below minimum wage.
And do it NOW!! Those are my demands as a American taxpaying Citizen!!
Let's not play with those that would sell us out in Washington who import poverty so we taxpayers can support them. If Washington wants to import poverty make them pay out of their income!!!!! Not US!! We didnt ask for the welfare bums to be imported make every employer and every politician starting with the President to pay and support the UNDOCUMENTED bums and their punks and dont make us do it!!
He should have offered "way over" the minimum wage. That's the ticket. There's nothing in the law that guarantees any business person the right to pay only the minimum wage.
Most illegals in this country are making $10-20 per hour.
I don't like illegals, but W is doing what he campaigned on. If the demonstartions, and all the mexican flags don't scare all of us, we are not paying attention.
Producers and merchants unwilling to participate in capitalism in this country should be driven from business as soon as possible.
This is not France!
I think there is something else which is influencing our non-enforcement of the immigration laws: oil imports. If you look at the top 15 countries exporting oil to the U.S., Mexico is second (1.701 mbd) right behind Canada at 1.768 mbd. Could it be a fear of losing this oil?
You really think illegals work for $5 per hour? Illegals make much better money than that.
No economic system other than NAZISM ever proposed offering merchants and manufacturers a maximum cost of doing business (SEE Hitler's last NAZI party platform before taking over the government).
It's long overdue for these guys to adopt Capitalism.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.