Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Open forum: Dealing with employers that hire illegal immigrants

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Now that the flawed and bad immigration amnesty bill was defeated in the U.S. Senate, it is high time we start dealing with the roots of our immigration problems or with the employers and companies that hire and profit from illegal immigrants labor.

What we must do now is to laws to make it a crime to hire illegal immigrants and to initiate heavy fines and punish businesses and companies that hire and profit from hiring illegals.

I would like to see proposed such heavy fines for any business caught and convicted of hiring these illegals as to be fined up to 30 percent of their monthly or quarterly profits with the money going to the federal treasury to reimburse Medicare and Social Security for the funds that these illegals have already siphoned off.

This will be a step in the right direction to curtail and control illegal immigration and the illegals that continue to reside here and burden our economy and society.

Al Eisner, Wheaton