July 22, 2007
Big Raise For Publicly Employed Illegal Aliens
When state officials discovered that Spring Valley, New York Mayor George Darden was hiring illegal aliens, they quickly set the situation right — by commanding him to raise their wages by 300%.
Both federal and state funds are being spent on the urban renewal project for which Darden recruited the illegals. He was paying them $10/hour in cash, in violation of state wage laws. But he won't be prosecuted, any more than the illegals will be prosecuted — they're now making $40/hour, courtesy of taxpayers.
So much for getting cheap labor in exchange for our border security — if not our national sovereignty — having been reduced to a joke.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Posted by Van Helsing at July 22, 2007 11:53 AM
Well, look at it this way. If he has to pay them the same wages as US citizens, the one advantage an illegal might give him - lower wages - is removed, and he might as well hire legal residents. At least that's the logical assumption... depending on his stance on illegal immigration, it might not play out that way.
Posted by: Archonix at July 22, 2007 12:57 PM
Another example of dhimmitue in America as Muslim Dunkin' Donuts Owner Can Sue Over Pork, Appeals Court Says.
Posted by: Anonymous at July 22, 2007 2:10 PM
I heard $30/hr. Isn't that actually 200%?
Posted by: Vonster at July 23, 2007 6:53 AM