Sunday, January 13, 2008

Don't Fence Me In



Immigration crackdown hits fence builder - Yahoo! News
Mel Kay builds fences. His was the largest fence-building company in Southern California; he rode the nation's housing boom to $150 million in annual sales. His fences are just about everywhere — at gated subdivisions, on military bases, at prisons.

He even built fences at two immigration jails, a Border Patrol station and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Which is the second irony, because he admits now that many of his company's fences were built by illegal immigrants. Federal authorities knew it, and they went after him tenaciously, determined to send him to prison as an example to other employers who hire undocumented workers

See what happens when you go with the low bidder? But seriously, doesn't this tend to support the position of those who claim illegal immigrants are more an asset than threat?

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