2005 March 30 Wednesday
Immigration Law Enforcement Seen As Pathetically Inadequate

The editors of the Christian Science Monitor call current enforcement of laws against hiring illegal immigrants "pathetically inadequate" and call out for tougher enforcement of laws against hiring illegal immigrants.

Ha ha ha. That's a good one. Wal-Mart, a company with $285 billion in sales, gets fined a mere $11 million earlier this month for having hundreds of illegal immigrants clean its stores.

The federal government boasts it's the largest fine of its kind. But for Wal-Mart, it amounts to a rounding error - and no admittance of wrongdoing since it claims it didn't know its contractors hired the illegals.

The Monitor's editors point out that the big surge in illegal immigrants is depressing wages of Americans and that the claim illegals take jobs Americans won't do is false.

The Wal-Mart fine is unusual. Enforcement actions against employers have declined from low to near non-existent.

Even so, the sanctions' decline is staggering. In 1999, fines totaling $3.69 million were collected from 890 companies. Last year, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collected $118,500 from 64 companies. But it levied zero fines. Zero.

Lax enforcement spans administrations, and experts blame the twin pressures of ethnic advocacy and business interests.

If Hillary Clinton sticks with her tough rhetoric against illegal immigration and the Republican Party nominates an Open Border Bush clone I'm voting for Hillary in 2008.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2005 March 30 04:12 PM  Immigration Law Enforcement

Invisible Scientist said at March 30, 2005 10:21 PM:

More important than reducing illegal immigrants, we must
modify the Immigration Law to
1) Give automatic citizenship to all children with IQ at least 140, and to educate
these children in government sponsored schools, with guaranteed scholarships. This is
because such children will help robotize the United States in 25 years.
2) Modify immediately the Annual Green Card Lottery that gives US Residency to
50,000 candidates every year: In order for the candidates to participate in the lottery,
they must have a minimum of a Master's degree from a good school, plus a mimimum IQ of 120.
And in addition, the lotter system should be rigged to give more points to those who have
doctoral degrees and higher intelligence test scores.

If we legislate immediately and make (1) and (2) happen, then within 20 years the US will
become much more prosperous, and even unemployed people (which will become
20 % of the population in 20 years, due to robots displacing the lower 50 % of the population)
will be taken care of by generous government subsidies, since the United States will be much
more wealthy thanks to the geniuses who will invent and implement new technologies.

Ryan said at March 31, 2005 8:48 AM:

We what need to do is get rid of our culture that punishes kids for being smart. There lots of intelligent kids who don't develop because being smart isn't cool. Bling-bling dogg.

GUYK said at March 31, 2005 9:04 AM:

Vote for 'Healery' Clinton? hell, might as well vote for Jess Jackson or Al Sharpton. All Clinton is doing is moving to the middle to try to gain votes. Idon't believe a word she says and have my doubts that SHE believes what she says. Voting for a self-reformed left winger won't help matters. Putting pressure on the republicans by the conservative base of the party will get more results.

Bob Badour said at April 1, 2005 5:52 PM:


Have you ever considered that if the conservative base refuses to leave, the Republicans never have to address their concerns? Politically, all the power will then shift to fringe groups who may or may not vote Republican.

I suggest the conservative base adopt Randall's stance, and the Republican Party will court them instead.

Bob Badour said at April 1, 2005 5:54 PM:

Invisible Scientist,

You seem to have an absurd faith that the government would know what to do with bright children. No government school knew what to do with us when I was growing up.

Proborders said at April 2, 2005 9:15 AM:

More border security equals more illegal immigrants? See here.

Illegal immigrants should be deported from America's interior.

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