- Lee Hamilton: November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything
- Pec Playhouse Theatre announces auditions for holiday production
- Keeping up with Aida: A western adventure, part three
- State prepares for thousands of medical marijuana applications
- Rockford’s Choices Natural Market celebrates Non-GMO Month
- Week 5 NFL picks: Lions to improve to 4-1, Packers and Bears will keep pace at 3-2
- Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: Revolution Brewing’s Oktoberfest offers good all-around balance
- Rockford’s Fall ArtScene at 37 locations Oct. 3-4
- Tales from the Trough: Preseason interview with ‘The Voice of the IceHogs,’ Mike Peck
- Mr. Green Car: Saltwater-powered car: the Quant e-Sportlimousine
Enforce current immigration laws
The immigration reform most needed now in our nation is rigorous enforcement of current laws. For decades, crooked employers have been effectively subsidized with billions of dollars in illegal alien labor.
Under the abundant blessings of corrupt government officials, big agbiz has laid out the red-carpeted welcome mat for illegals.
Since the authorization of E-verify, there is no excuse for “unknowingly” hiring illegals.
Our nation has no obligation to pander to businessmen and lobbyists representing or accommodating those who choose to violate our laws.
When owners and operators are hauled off in handcuffs to face felony charges with liens against their property, the illegals they’ve traditionally employed will self-deport.
In addition to federal penalties, state and local governments should assess impact fees to cover all socioeconomic costs attributable to illegals.
Even if mega-dairies are forced to haul their cows to the nearest sale barn, any short-term gaps in the national milk supply will soon be filled by honest family farmers. The same evolution will occur throughout all businesses dependent on an illegal workforce.
Our citizens will cope and flourish when our laws are enforced and respected by the rest of the world.
From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue