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