The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 January 2006

Sending the bill to Vicente Fox

South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman (R-Charleston) has suggested charging Mexico $1 million for each illegal alien it allows over the border, to be deducted from US aid programs.

Altman, interviewed by television station WJEA, also urged jailing business owners who hire them:

Altman said the issue is as much about the people who employ illegal aliens as the immigrants themselves. "Until we put three or four CEOs in jail, they won't think we're serious," Altman said.

He said illegal aliens are exploited because they receive low wages or no pay at all, no health insurance and no retirement.

The Charleston Trident (three-county) area has approximately 50,000 Latino residents, half of whom are Mexican.

(Via Jeff Quinton.)

Posted at 6:20 AM to Political Science Fiction

Illegal workers also 'steal' company trucks and jump off bridges.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 9:32 AM on 31 January 2006

You mean we're giving them money? Don't they have oil or something?

I mean "giving" in some other sense than employing their illegals, who send millions home.

Posted by: miriam at 9:22 AM on 1 February 2006