Illegal Employer Got Major Fence Contract
April 02, 2007, 02:02 AM
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Jerry Seper writes in the Washington Times:
The head of a California 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 has been sentenced on charges of hiring illegals for the job.

Mel Kay Jr., 64, founder, chairman and president of the Golden State Fence Co., pleaded guilty in December in federal court in San Diego to felony charges of hiring the illegals and was sentenced Wednesday to six months home confinement, three months probation and 1,040 hours of community service.

The article indicates that there were at least 15 violations. That is of course likely to be the tip of the iceberg. 1040 hours of Community Service is more than just a slap on the wrist-but when you consider the potential cost savings, I doubt such punishments will be a real deterrent until they are much, much stiffer.

Frankly, I think this is mostly a desperate ploy on the part of the GOP leadership to look like they are actually doing something when they have no intent of really addressing the issue of illegal immigration and the concentration of wealth that accompanies mass immigration.