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Scarlet Letter

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Written by Walter Hecht   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:47

The scarlet letter is a large, red “A.” In Hawthorne‘s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a large, red letter “A” on her bosom because she had an illegitimate child as the result of committing adultery. But it takes two to commit adultery and her partner escaped public condemnation.

In 2013, opponents of immigration reform would pin a big letter “A” for amnesty on undocumented aliens and the supporters of immigration reform. But again, it takes two; in this case, the two are the illegal and his/her employer. We don’t need any more enforcement efforts on our southern border with Mexico; we have enough. A better way to slow or halt the influx of the undocumented is to eliminate the employment opportunities that draw them here. If we made mandatory prison sentences for employers the penalty for the hiring of the undocumented rather than small fines, employing the undocumented would quickly stop. Issue guilty employers pink underwear and place them in open-air prisons like Sheriff Joe’s during Phoenix, Arizona summers rather than punish workers seeking the American dream.

 

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0 # EPGAH3 2013-02-01 21:23
This article is disingenuous, if we "have enough" enforcement on our border, why do we have enough foreign invaders to FORCE another language on us, and tell US which laws they will or won't comply with? They can do that IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY as much as they want, but here they're unwanted criminals, and it's counterproducti ve for parasites to antagonize the host, lest it rouse the antibodies!
 

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