The Senate is apparently forwarding a bill to raise the fine for hiring illegal immigrants to $20,000. This means deep doo doo pie for me and my team of Phillipino Stabbing Shortstacks and I am sure that Smithfield Farms are similarly quaking in their boots.
I think the Senate forgot a few zeroes. Like three or four. INS and/or IRS should be wandering around and asking to see the hiring managers files of 'proof that you are eligible to work in the US' papers that employers are required to keep on record. If the documents are forged then the fine is moot because it is unreasonable to expect every hiring manager to be an expert in detecting forgeries. If the managers are blatantly hiring undocumented workers, then the company should be fined for not policing itself and the hiring managers should also face a stiff fine and/or jail time. Just like those juicy farts at Enron. Get that passed and then you would see a real scuffle as hiring managers everywhere cleaned up their act and their bosses went apeshit. The only problem would then be that we would have 11 million more unemployed people in the US. That would be a huge drain on our resources. So, we should give them some sort of amnesty a while enacting the stiffer fines. New illegals are denied jobs and the old ones don't get shafted and left sitting here wondering what to do now that they have no options. Desperate people do desperate things. Like deleting whole comment threads.
Incidentally, as an anthropology major, I know quite a bit about ape shit. I also know quite a bit about how far it can be thrown be an adult male chimp and with how much force. Farther and harder than you would expect.