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Old 01-08-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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C’mon, surely you realize the corporate elite 'own' our government. Why do you think they have been allowed to continue to employ illegals with impunity? Why do you think our borders remain open post-9/11? This is BIG business, and much too lucrative to end short of a revolt by the citizens of this country.
But you have to start somewhere, right?
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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But you have to start somewhere, right?
Absolutely! If I had my druthers, ALL of the greedy unscrupulous employers of illegals would be serving lengthy prison sentences, would forfeit all assets, and would pay hefty fines. I consider them on the same level as slave traders. They are amoral scum, who would sell their own mothers for profit.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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C’mon, surely you realize the corporate elite 'own' our government. Why do you think they have been allowed to continue to employ illegals with impunity? Why do you think our borders remain open post-9/11? This is BIG business, and much too lucrative to end short of a revolt by the citizens of this country.
But the story the OP of this thread refers to is about one particular effort by Massachusetts to punish and warn employers.

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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Absolutely! If I had my druthers, ALL of the greedy unscrupulous employers of illegals would be serving lengthy prison sentences, would forfeit all assets, and would pay hefty fines. I consider them on the same level as slave traders. They are amoral scum, who would sell their own mothers for profit.
Agreed!
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:08 AM
 
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outraged at his low pay and uncompensated overtime, an illegal alien in boston filed a complaint with the massachusetts attorney general's office against a supermarket – and won his case.

The illegal alien from guatemala spoke to the boston globe anonymously because he feared deportation.

"i was just collecting what was rightfully owed to me," he said in spanish. "they already pay us a miserable amount of money. Why do they have to rob us?"

the alien spent years at a super 88 supermarket seafood counter earning $6 an hour instead of the state's $8 an hour minimum wage. He grew frustrated as the supermarket did not compensate him for his overtime work.

One day, he decided to gather his pay stubs into a plastic bag and deliver them to a lawyer – who turned them over to the state attorney general's office.

to his surprise, super 88 was ordered to provide back pay and fines of $200,000 to more than 300 workers, the globe reported.
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"no government resources should be devoted to the rights of people who are here illegally," he said. "they broke the law by being here. They had no right to the job."

illegal sues for higher pay – and wins!

one can only hope the idiot employer has learned his lesson. The illegal should have been promptly deported at his own expense. Wow . . .just wow . . . .
unfu**ingbelieveable! Only in america
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