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Old 06-04-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Here's a bit of an article from a nearby city. What do you think? Too harsh? Just right? Should be a higher penalty?







The Sioux Falls restaurant manager who pleaded guilty to hiring illegal aliens has been sentenced.

Oscar Cadena received a $3000 fine for his part in hiring illegals to work at the Inca Mexican restaurant. On top of the fine, Cadena was also sentenced to four years of probation.

The restaurant's owner, Julio Espino, also pleaded guilty. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's sentenced June 25th.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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Too harsh. I think a fine would have sufficed...a hefty fine.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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No I don't think it was too HARSH - They shouldn't be hiring ILLEGALS in the first place. Maybe now, others will not hire them either.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Anyone who is found guilty of hiring an illegal should see actual jail time. There should be mandatory minimums. And if it can be proven they have knowingly hired a lot of them, then the jail time should be prison time and it should be a lot of it.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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In addition to the criminal convictions managers and business owners face, the business itself should face penalties including fines and potential lawsuits. Legal workers not hired due to the business using illegal labor have been discriminated against, and they should be able to seek redress in the form of a civil rights lawsuit.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:08 PM
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Location: Austin
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I think that a higher fine and no probation would have been better. If it was a second offense, I could see the purpose of the probation.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think it sounds just about right. If anything, the fine should be a little higher. First offense, second offense, I don't think it matters. Hiring illegals should fall under ZERO TOLERANCE and any and all offenders should be promptly booked at the Crossbar Motel.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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They should double the penalty for naming the restaurant "Inca Mexican" - and be forcefully enrolled in Geography 101.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Here's a bit of an article from a nearby city. What do you think? Too harsh? Just right? Should be a higher penalty?







The Sioux Falls restaurant manager who pleaded guilty to hiring illegal aliens has been sentenced.

Oscar Cadena received a $3000 fine for his part in hiring illegals to work at the Inca Mexican restaurant. On top of the fine, Cadena was also sentenced to four years of probation.

The restaurant's owner, Julio Espino, also pleaded guilty. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's sentenced June 25th.
It's way past time to get tough, Maybe this they will understand. Hire an illegal and go to jail for a long time.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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The stiffer the penalty the less the crime. And hiring illegals is a crime.
Frankly I think it should be $250,000 per illegal hired. Then perhaps they'll find it cheaper to hire Americans.
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