Walmart has agreed to pay an $11 million dollar fine to the U.S. government, but will face no criminal charges, for hiring more than 350 illegal aliens.
Not quite out of hot water, Walmart still faces a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of those 350 illegal aliens who claim unfair wages, working conditions and hours.
Walmart grossed more than $280 billion dollars in sales in 2004. I would think $11 million is more like “Hey, here’s a little something for trouble now go away” money for the retail giant but at least they can no longer feel absolutely immune.
Now if we could direct to feds in the general direction of agriculture labor in California…