No offense, but if they are working, then they are going back to Mexico with THEIR money.
My issue with illegal immigration is the cost in terms of crime, healthcare, cultural warfare, vote fraud, etc. But the money they earn working is all theirs...
Oh really?????? What about your money and your 50% partner, Uncle Sam???? These people do not pay FICA, do not pay Federal Income Taxes, etc etc. If these people could no longer be able to work for cash and be forced to endure that which everyone else does, they will be out of here so fast. They do not want to be legal. They want to work for cash to send home to "their country."
They are criminals. Under our system of law what a criminal makes plying his crime is not his, but is confiscatable by the state. It has always been this way, albeit nowadays it is being applied to actions that are not "crimes".
However, breaking and entering the US and violating its borders has always been and remains a malum in se offense.
If you want to come here, please come and settle here...come in legally and WORK for and with your family and contribute to the American Melting Pot not the Mexican Poverty Pit.
But if it is illegal for them to enter the country and work here, then the money they earn is the result of a crime.
Therefore, it would be logical for it to be forfeit to the government.
Since the illegal immigrants have probably already spent it, I suggest the businesses that hired them be fined an amount equal to the wages distributed.