To the editor:
Regarding the June 21 story on Page 6C about dairy workers opting to return to Mexico, are citizens actually supposed to feel sorry for the illegal aliens who are heading home or the business operator who hired them to work here? They all knew very well they were violating U.S. laws and didn’t give a cow flop … until now. They made plenty of dirty money — without any penalty. We know there are thousands of crooked businesses of all kinds that depend on illegal immigrant labor, but if ICE and the IRS chose to enforce our current laws, Mr. MegaDairy and his ilk could be fined $10,000 per worker per day.
They try to label themselves as patriotic family farms, with lots of mom, apple pie, and all wrapped in the American flag, but they’re really only common crooks, pretending our laws don’t apply to them. Luckily for them, there are many lawyers specializing in shielding crooked operators from the current laws, and hundreds of highly paid fat cat lobbyists greasing the skids to get the laws changed to benefit the crooks.
The illegals who chose to self-deport, generally return to their home towns relatively well-to-do (with a nice comfortable nest egg). If any business “can’t survive” without illegal labor, good riddance! Demanding the laws be changed for their financial benefit doesn’t carry any weight.