Monday, May 01, 2006


Today a few hundred thousand folks are expected to descend on my beloved Chicago to express their frustration with an immigration system that rewards employers for living fat off the sweat of hardworking people who labor conditions most of us wouldn't tolerate for pay that most of us would consider insulting.

On the other hand, you have people who argue that illegal immigration should be criminalized to level where it's on a par with spousal abuse or drug trafficking.

The LA Times has written a piece on how busting companies for wage violations has led to sharp decrease in illegal immigration. Companies don't hire illegals because they know that there's no chance a sweatshop environment will be tolerated. Wow. Who knew.

Consider this when you hear talk of a 2,000 mile fence and breaking up families for deportation.

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