Here we go again:
Jerry Seper at the WashTimes reports that two execs of the Golden State Fence Company--hired by the U.S. government to help build a fence along the Southwest border to curb the flow of illegal aliens into the United States--have been sentenced on charges of hiring illegals for the job.
...The execs received a slap on the wrist. Instead of the maximum five years in jail, each received six months' home detention. The company had been warned in 1999 that it had illegal aliens on the payroll. Five years later, it was still employing scores of illegal aliens.
There were a couple of large fines, too.
"This settlement and guilty plea clearly show that employers who knowingly and blatantly hire illegal workers will pay dearly for such transgressions," Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers, who heads ICE, said at the time.
Yah, right. Julie Myers is the Bush-appointed twit with no experience and no qualifications, but with Pentagon connections. She's the equivalent of FEMA's "Brownie."
And the Bushbots wonder why they're losing audience? (See below)
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If this is the case I'm thinking of, it was the judge who sentenced leniently. I don't recall if it was the prosecutor's recommendation or not. This may just be the administration putting the best face on a decision.
Anyhow, the reason for the leniency was that there was no evidence of exploitation. Supposedly, a few of the illegals were making over $100,000/year. From what I read, there was no evidence of exploitation whatsoever.
You are right. The Company paid fairly.
And for more than 5 years, they employed PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE USA.
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