Friday, December 15, 2006

Don't Fence Me In

The following story does not -- I repeat, does not -- come from the Onion. Sadly, this is real news.
A fence-building company in Southern California agrees to pay nearly $5 million in fines for hiring illegal immigrants. Two executives from the company may also serve jail time. The Golden State Fence Company's work includes some of the border fence between San Diego and Mexico.

After an immigration check in 1999 found undocumented workers on its payroll, Golden State promised to clean house. But when followup checks were made in 2004 and 2005, some of those same illegal workers were still on the job. In fact, U.S. Attorney Carol Lam says as many as a third of the company's 750 workers may have been in the country illegally.
OK, then. I think my sense of irony just melted.

(Thanks to Shakespeare's Sister for the link.)


Mike said...

When we live in a world where all the news is ironic, is ironic news actually ironic?

(And no, I'm still at work. I haven't even started Friday Nighting yet.)

teh l4m3 said...

Crimony. Bill Maher was actually ahead of the curve for once.

PS Why build fences when you can build internment camps?

Otto Man said...

No, no, you've got it all wrong about the internment camps. Michelle Malkin has explained how they were really wonderful vacation spots. It's true!

[Oddly enough, my word verification is "u-mexy."]

Mike said...

[Oddly enough, my word verification is "u-mexy."]


Is it me, or have word verifications been getting "smarter" lately? Like . . . really lately, as in the last week or so.

Weird. Mine for this post: dmzsw.

If not clear, think 38th parallel.

S.W. Anderson said...

Re: the fence company and the border fence. In addition to the illegals, what do you want to bet the steel used in the fence will mostly come from foreign sources?

So will the materials for tools future illegals will use to dig under the fence, ladders on which they will climb over the fence and vehicles in which they will drive around the fence.

We should save whatever the fence will cost and spare the landscape an eyesore.

Thrillhous said...

Nice how it took the government 5 years to follow-up on the case.