Sense out of Idaho. It's a shame that Bush is complicit in the selling out of America
Tidepool | Features
: "There are estimates that 11 million or more illegal aliens live in the United States, and though we spend billions of dollars on border enforcement, nothing stems the tide. The result: America is flooded with illegal aliens intent on taking American jobs. They are willing to work for rock-bottom pay, driving down wages for other workers -- many of whom are minorities.
Illegal aliens export U.S. dollars to Mexico, contribute to the bankruptcy of our health care system, siphon off limited resources from our social service programs, force American schools to accommodate the presence of children whose parents are not committed to the community, and they relieve the political pressure on Mexican President Vicente Fox for much needed reforms.
Because I believe that employers should be held accountable for knowingly hiring illegal aliens and taking jobs away from Americans, I have spearheaded a lawsuit, joined by my fellow county commissioners, against four major agricultural companies and the nonprofit Migrant Council. We charge them of conspiring to hire and aid undocumented workers in violation of the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Better know as RICO, the law was designed to target the Mafia, but I think it is appropriate here.
Meanwhile, others do nothing, proposing and debating various weak bills in Congress, while here in Canyon County, population 151,000, the sheriff's office has uncovered two methamphetamine distribution rings fueled by illegal immigrants."