Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases

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In response to the 'paralysis' facing immigration courts, dealing with over 500,000 pending cases, President Trump is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters.

As the Associated Press points out, there are 58 immigration courts in 27 states around the country with a total of 301 judges.  The problem, of course, is that those 301 judges already face a mountain of 534,000 pending immigration cases which is likely to balloon even higher under Trump's administration.

 
 

Of 374 authorized immigration judge positions, 301 are filled. Fifty more candidates are in various stages of the hiring process, which typically takes about a year, said Kathryn Mattingly, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

 

In all, more than 534,000 cases were pending before immigration courts nationwide in February, according to a recent memo from Kelly.

The massive backlog means that processing errors are a common occurrence and ultimately just result in illegal immigrants getting a free pass to reside in the country even longer, which is unacceptable to President Trump, and as Reuters reports the Department of Justice is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter.

Two sources familiar with the Justice Department's plan said the department would ask more judges to volunteer for one or two month deployments at detention centers. If the department cannot find enough volunteers, the department would assign judges to detention centers, the sources said. Judges who volunteer for the first 50 deployments would be sent to detention centers in Adelanto, California; San Diego, Chicago and elsewhere, according to the letter.

Judges are employed by the Justice Department to oversee cases that determine if immigrants are given protections, such as asylum, or ordered deported. A handful of judges work from detention centers but most work from courts around the country.

Of course, as we noted previously, one way to relieve the court burden is to simply increase deportations without using the court system at all, a strategy that has the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project, and the 1,000s of immigration lawyers that earn a living filing appeal after appeal, up in arms.

Advocates worry the Trump administration will increase the use of procedures that allow authorities to deport people without using the court system at all.

 

"Instead of actually trying to make the courts better, they just want to use them less, even though that obviously is deeply problematic from a due-process standpoint," said Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project.

 

Mehlman agrees the system is broken, but said advocacy groups and lawyers who keep filing new motions and appeals are part of the problem.

 

"They understand that time works to their benefit and that the longer you can drag this out, the more bites at the apple you can get, the greater the likelihood that you can find some plausible reason for remaining here in the United States," he said.

The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment.

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BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Why can't you just boot out the illegal immigrant convicts in prison first?

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Attaway Mr. President!

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BFUB, answering your question, I do not know why they can't do that either.  Being in prison makes them guilty of TWO crimes, AMFs...


swmnguy's picture

I know if I went to any other country and overstayed my visa, or never had a visa to begin with, and then got arrested for a crime, I'd thank my lucky stars to merely get deported.  Of course, most other countries have prison systems less barbaric than ours.  But still.

Chris Dakota's picture

Unique color uncensored film of Stalin's funeral found.

It was filmed by an American diplomat 1953

fascinating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=197&v=uQjrQOnN4kY

NidStyles's picture

We want them out, not in our prisons living for free and running gangs.

kavlar's picture

That's 10000 cases per judge. That should take about 20 years to unclog. Smart.

greenskeeper carl's picture

You have to include the 301 judges already in place, that these 50 would be added to, so its about 1521 per judge. Which is still several judges short of filling what positions are currently authorized by current law. Which would still be about 1413 cases per judge. But, thats ahrdly the whole scope of the problem, as more are added every day.

 

In reality, this is a stupid problem to have. They are here illegally, and in jail, so have commited at least 2 crimes already. Deport them. Not really any need to listen to a bunch of sob stories or legal arguments as to why they are special and shouldn't get deported. If we let every immigrant with a sob story into the country, there wouldn't be any Africans left in Africa after a couple years. And sneaking in illegally and then demanding to be allowed to stay doesn't fly with me either.

xythras's picture

Trump needs to switch to the stick. Too much carrot and he's losing respect. MAN THE FUCK UP TRUMP.

A California City Quietly Moves Toward Sanctuary City Status in Defiance of Trump

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-03-11/a-california-city-quietly-move...

 

Spiks all over US show no respect.

Art Van Delay's picture

WTF so much "law" for illegals. The Constitution DOES NOT APPLY to NON-citizens.

Just identify them and kick them out.. no due process, no nothing. Is just more $ thrown away.

prime american's picture

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kavlar's picture

Everyone has a right to due process, illegals or not. That's the beauty of America.

lexxus's picture

Unless the racists want to tear up the Constitution.

N2OJoe's picture

Racists like you who want to tear up the Constitution and hand the pieces to criminal aliens who actively undermine it?

Or maybe the racists who create fake accounts to upvote and respond to their other fake account?

Omerta's picture

Is that you Jorge Ramos?

effendi's picture

Show me the exact wording in the Constitution that explicitly states that due process does not apply to non citizens. Everyone is entitled to due process and the isue is that the process is not being done in an efficient manner so that the illigals are not deported within a day of being detained. Take them before a judge and if they cannot provide good evidence then and there that they are genuine refugees then they should be on the next bus/plane back to the border. The government could also start enforcing penalties on those who emply illegals and cut off all welfare to illegals.

Kobe Beef's picture

"I can make America great again,

Banning muslims, sending back Mexicans,

Building walls and making them pay for it.

They have to go back."

-Right Wing Death Squads, Seventh Son

new game's picture

basic science project. too many atoms colliding in a confined space=(population)explosion....

Moar MIC will solve this... s/

Kobe Beef's picture

Not sure what point you're trying to make here, but since you've got a supercollider in your basement, I'll just assume it's super intelligent.

N2OJoe's picture

Nice strawman Kobe, I bet that was hard to tear down.

bluskyes's picture

What part of "all men are created equal" dont you understand?

Kobe Beef's picture

What part of "for ourselves and our posterity" do you not understand?

 

Déjà view's picture

"Part"...one who legally applies for a U.S. VISA has to wait up to 24 years! Illegals probably only apply for a visa cc...

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2017/v...

Chris Dakota's picture

Why are judges needed, you are illegal so GTFO!

worbsid's picture

Depends on what they are in prison for.  I would not want to deport murders.  Make sure the death penalty is used for such cases and then hurry it along.

migra's picture

Run it like night court. 24/7 kicking out illegal immigrants and holding them all in custody until their court date. Reopen a couple of old army bases and house them there until their court date.

chubbar's picture

With all the fricking attorneys in this country, go ahead and make a couple of thousand of them special immigration judges, streamline the law and put them to work. At least they'll be doing something productive, finally.

shovelhead's picture

Right.

A year to hire a judge? WTF?

Are you a member of the bar? Yes?

Do you know what to do? Yes?

Raise your right hand. Go pick up your box of Deportation orders downstairs.

Next?

junction's picture

Trump has about 15 months of leeway before the Republican Party faces the 800 pound gorilla that is the 2018 by election.  Then, unless Trump manages to deport every Hispanic voter in the United States, the Republican Party faces an election diaster of unimaginable proportions.  I hate Hillary, I think she (or her doppelganger) belong in Supermax.  With that as background, Trump's current policy is Custerism, he is leading the Republicans-radicals, RINOs, timeservers- into a Valley of Death.  The venomous hatred Hispanics now have against Trump is something I have never seen before.  Trump may think he is in a real-life version of "The Apprentice" with him in charge but he is wrong.  The Trump presidency will play out in federal courts, lawsuits galore, with fake reporters filing fake news reports.  A three ring circus: the executive branch, Congress and the judiciary.  Something for the history books.  

Lost in translation's picture

Oh noes! Hispanics are upset? Oh my gosh, anything but that! Don't upset the SuperCitizens!!!

Chris Dakota's picture

Yeah the Hispanics demanded Trump clothing be removed from Macys.

How did that workout for Macys?

lol

new game's picture

junction, right on. using the system angainst the original intent. religion or right to practice unfettered. oh, jihad training centers...

the framers of the constitution never(could) have imagined how devious the human mind can be. full circle of never ending bullshit taking down the maerican experiment...

even the laws really mean nothing.

twisting every meaning to an advantage for an outcome that ignores the intent. like gun laws...

Kobe Beef's picture

Once you give the (((Pharisees))) free, unfettered access to your legal system, along with an unlimited debtprinter, plus the control of newsprint and publishing houses, you're probably bound to wind up under exactly the kind of Twisted Paper Tyranny we have today.

The good news: it's just paper. And ultimately, paper burns. Let's use it to start the ovens.

HedgeJunkie's picture

I'm really starting to like, and enjoy, President Prick. 

He's getting shit done in a way that is American, efficient and logical...something entirely new, and unexpected, from our War Criminal Government.

I voted for him because "He isn't fuckin Hillary", but I'm missing Ron Paul.

Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Why can't we just export all the prisonors to Afganistan or Iraq first?

BenBache's picture

That happens all the time actually and they just come back. Rapists and child rapists in particular tend to avoid the long state prison sentences associated with those crimes.  After serving relatively short sentences they get deported and many return and move to different states. They had a case in Colorado Springs a few years ago I know about where a Mexican who raped a woman in broad daylight admitted to his public defenders he had done it multiple times in other states under different names and had gotten convicted before.  The PD violated their duty of attorney client privilege and told the court, with the DA present.  Then the DA pulled the records and sure enough he had multiple rape convictions.  He got a life sentence.

Rapists, especially child rapists and violent rapists need to get locked up here and stay locked up.  If they get deported, they do it again.  I strongly oppose the part of Trump's plan that involves throwing dangerous criminals out, only to return.  

Kobe Beef's picture

Helicopter ride over Juarez.

Fuck paying taxes to keep shit like this alive and incarcerated.

DirtySanchez's picture

Drain the swamp.

Enforce immigration laws.

#MAGA!

Rusty Shorts's picture
BY MARK TWAIN.

THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF THE GREAT BEEF CONTRACT.

In as few words as possible I wish to lay before the nation what share, howsoever small, I have had in this matter -- this matter which has so exercised the public mind, engendered so much ill-feeling, and so filled the newspapers of both continents with distorted statements and extravagant comments.

The origin of this distressful thing was this -- and I assert here that every fact in the following resume can be amply proved by the official records of the General Government:

John Wilson Mackenzie, of Rotterdam, Chemung county, New Jersey, deceased, contracted with the General Government, on or about the 10th day of October, 1861, to furnish to General Sherman the sum total of thirty barrels of beef. Very well. He started after Sherman with the beef, but when he got to Washington Sherman had gone to Manassas; so he took the beef and followed him there, but arrived too late; he followed him to Nashville, and from Nashville to Chattanooga, and from Chattanooga to Atlanta -- but he never could over take him. At Atlanta he took a fresh start and followed him clear through his march to the sea. He arrived too late again by a few days, but hearing that Sherman was going out in the Quaker City excursion to the Holy Land, he took shipping for Beirut, calculating to head off the other vessel. When he arrived in Jerusalem with his beef, he learned that Sherman had not sailed in the Quaker City, but had gone to the Plains to fight the Indians. He returned to America and started for the Rocky Mountains. After eighteen days of arduous travel on the Plains, and when he had got within four miles of Sherman's headquarters, he was tomahawked and scalped, and the Indians got the beef. They got all of it but one barrel. Sherman's army captured that, and so, even in death, the bold navigator partly fulfilled his contract. In his will, which he had kept like a journal, he bequeathed the contract to his son Bartholomew W. Bartholomew W. made out the following bill and then died:

THE UNITED STATES

In acct. with JOHN WILSON MACKENZIE,
of New Jersey. deceased, -- Dr.

To thirty barrels of beef for General Sherman,
@ $100 - - $3,000

To travelling expenses and transportation - - $14,000

Total - - $17,000

Rec'd Pay't.

 

He died then; but he left the contract to Wm. J. Martin, who tried to collect it, but died before he got through. He left it to Barker J. Allen, and he tried to collect it also. He did not survive. Barker J. Allen left it to Anson G. Rogers, who attempted to collect it, and got along as far as the Ninth Auditor's office, when Death, the great Leveller, came all unsummoned, and foreclosed on him also. He left the bill to a relative of his in Connecticut, Vengeance Hopkins by name, who lasted four weeks and two days, and made the best time on record, coming within one of reaching the Twelfth Auditor. In his will he gave the contract bill to his uncle, by the name of O-be-joyful Johnson. It was too undermining for Joyful. His last words were: "Weep not for me -- I am willing to go." And so he was, poor soul. Seven people inherited the contract after that. But they all died. So it came into my hands at last. It fell to me through a relative by the name of Hubbard -- Bethlehem Hubbard, of Indiana. He had had a grudge against me for a long time; but in his last moments he sent for me, and forgave me everything, and weeping gave me the beef contract.

This ends the history of it up to the time that I succeeded to the property. I will now endeavor to set myself straight before the nation in everything that concerns my share in the matter. I took this beef contract, and the bill for mileage and transportation, to the President of the United States. He said:

"Well, Sir, what can I do for you?" I said:

"Sire: On or about the loth day of October, 1861, John Wilson Mackenzie, of Rotterdam, Chemung county, New Jersey, deceased, contracted with the General Government to furnish to General Sherman the sum total of thirty barrels of beef -- "

He stopped me there, and dismissed me from his presence -- kindly, but firmly. The next day I called on the Secretary of State. He said: "Well, Sir?"

I said: "Your Royal Highness: On or about the 10th day of October, 1861, John Wilson Mackenzie, of Rotterdam, Chemung county, New Jersey, deceased, contracted with the General Government to furnish to General Sherman the sum total of thirty barrels of beef-- "

"That will do, Sir -- that will do; this office has nothing to do with contracts for beef."

I was bowed out. I thought the matter all over, and finally, the following day, I visited the Secretary of the Navy, who said, "Speak quickly, Sir; do not keep me waiting." I said:

"Your Royal Highness: On or about the 10th day of October, 1861, John Wilson Mackenzie, of Rotterdam, Chemung county, New Jersey, deceased, contracted with the General Government to furnish to General Sherman the sum total of thirty barrels of beef-- "

Well, it was as far as I could get. He had nothing to do with beef contracts for General Sherman either. I began to think it was a curious kind of a Government. It looked somewhat as if they wanted to get out of paying for that beef. The following day I went to the Secretary of the Interior. I said:

"Your Imperial Highness: On or about the 10th day of October --"

"That is sufficient, Sir -- I have heard of you before. Go -- take your infamous beef contract out of this establishment. The Interior Department has nothing whatever to do with subsistence for the army."

I went away. But I was exasperated now. I said I would haunt them; I would infest every department of this iniquitous Government till that contract business was settled; I would collect that bill, or fall as fell my predecessors, trying. I assailed the Postmaster-General; I besieged the Agricultural Department; I waylaid the Speaker of the House of Representatives. They had nothing to do with army contracts for beef I moved upon the Commissioner of the Patent Office. I said:

"Your august Excellency: On or about --"

"Perdition! have you got here with your incendiary beef contract, at last? We have nothing to do with beef contracts for the army, my dear Sir."

"Oh, that is all very well -- but somebody has got to pay for that beef. It has got to be paid now, too, or I'll confiscate this old Patent Office and everything in it."

"But, my dear Sir --"

"It don't make any difference, Sir. The Patent Office is liable for that beef, I reckon; and liable or not liable, the Patent Office has got to pay for it."

Never mind the details. It ended in a fight. The Patent Office won. But I found out something to my advantage. I was told that the Treasury Department was the proper place for me to go to. I went there. I waited two hours and a half, and then I was admitted to the First Lord of the Treasury. I said:

"Most noble, grave and reverend Signor: On or about the 10th day of October, 1861, John Wilson Macken --"

"That is sufficient, Sir. I have heard of you. Go to the First Auditor of the Treasury."

I did so. He sent me to the Second Auditor. The Second Auditor sent me to the Third, and the Third sent me to the First Comptroller of the Corn-Beef Division. This began to look like business. He examined his books and all his loose papers, but found no minute of the beef contract. I went to the Second Comptroller of the Corn-Beef Division. He examined his books and his loose papers, but with no success. I was encouraged. During that week I got as far as the Sixth Comptroller in that division; the next week I got through the Claims Department; the third week I began and completed the Mislaid Contracts Department, and got a foothold in the Dead Reckoning Department. I finished that in three days. There was only one place left for it now. I laid siege to the Commissioner of Odds and Ends. To his clerk, rather -- he was not there himself. There were sixteen beautiful young ladies in the room, writing in books, and there were seven well favored young clerks showing them how. The young women smiled up over their shoulders, and the clerks smiled back at them, and all went merry as a marriage bell. Two or three clerks that were reading the newspapers looked at me rather hard, but went on reading, and nobody said anything. However, I had been used to this kind of alacrity from Fourth Assistant-Junior Clerks all through my eventful career, from the very day I entered the first office of the Corn-Beef Bureau clear till I passed out of the last one in the Dead Reckoning Division. I had got so accomplished by this time that I could stand on one foot from the moment I entered an office till a clerk spoke to me, without changing more than two, or maybe three times.

So I stood there till I had changed four different times. Then I said to one of the clerks who was reading:

"Illustrious Vagrant, where is the Grand Turk?"

"What do you mean, Sir? whom do you mean? If you mean the Chief of the Bureau, he is out."

"Will he visit the harem to-day?"

The young man glared upon me a while, and then went on reading his paper. But I knew the ways of those clerks. I knew I was safe, if he got through before another New York mail arrived. He only had two more papers left. After a while he finished them, and then he yawned, and asked me what I wanted.

"Renowned and honored Imbecile: On or about --

"You are the beef contract man. Give me your papers."

He took them, and for a long time he ransacked his odds and ends. Finally he found the North-West Passage, as I regarded it -- he found the long-lost record of that beef contract -- he found the rock upon which so many of my ancestors had split before they ever got to it. I was deeply moved. And yet I rejoiced -- for I had survived. I said with emotion, "Give it me. The Government will settle now." He waved me back, and said there was something yet to be done first.

"Where is this John Wilson Mackenzie?" said he.

"Dead."

"When did he die?"

"He didn't die at all -- he was killed."

"How?"

"Tomahawked."

"Who tomahawked him?"

"Why, an Indian, of course. You didn't suppose it was a superintendent of a Sunday school, did you?"

"No. An Indian, was it?"

"The same."

"Name of the Indian?"

"His name! I don't know his name."

"Must have his name. Who saw the tomahawking done?" "I don't know."

"You were not present yourself then?"

"Which you can see by my hair. I was absent."

"Then how do you know that Mackenzie is dead?"

"Because he certainly died at that time, and I have ever reason to believe that he has been dead ever since. I know he has, in fact."

"We must have proofs. Have you got the Indian?"

"Of course not."

"Well, you must get him. Have you got the tomahawk?"

"I never thought of such a thing."

"You must get the tomahawk. You must produce the Indian and the tomahawk. If Mackenzie's death can be proven by these, you can then go before the commission appointed to audit claims, with some show of getting your bill under such headway that your children may possibly live to receive the money and enjoy it. But that man's death must be proven. However, I may as well tell you that the Government will never pay that transportation and those travelling expenses of the lamented Mackenzie. It may possibly pay for the barrel of beef that Sherman's soldiers captured, if you can get a relief bill through Congress making an appropriation for that purpose; but it will not pay for the twenty-nine barrels the Indians ate."

"Then there is only a hundred dollars due me, and that isn't certain! After all Mackenzie's travels in Europe, Asia, and America with that beef; after all his trials and tribulations and transportation; after the slaughter of all those innocents that tried to collect that bill! Young man, why didn't the First Comptroller of the Corn-Beef Division tell me this?"

"He didn't know anything about the genuineness of your claim."

"Why didn't the Second tell me? why didn't the Third? why didn't all those divisions and departments tell me?"

"None of them knew. We do things by routine here. You have followed the routine and found out what you wanted to know. It is the best way. It is the only way. It is very regular, and very slow, but it is very certain."

"Yes, certain death. It has been, to the most of our tribe. I begin to feel that I, too, am called. Young man, you love the bright creature yonder with the gentle blue eyes and the steel pens behind her ears -- I see it in your soft glances; you wish to marry her -- but you are poor. Here, hold out your hand -- here is the beef contract; go, take her and be happy! Heaven bless you, my children!"

This is all that I know about the great beef contract, that has created so much talk in the community. The clerk to whom I bequeathed it died. I know nothing further about the contract or any one connected with it. I only know that if a man lives long enough, he can trace a thing through the Circumlocution Office of Washington, and find out, after much labor and trouble and delay, that which he could have found out on the first day if the business of the Circumlocution Office were as ingeniously systematized as it would be if it were a great private mercantile institution.

swmnguy's picture

So you're saying there's nothing new about all this bullshit.

In an odd way I find that quite reassuring.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Long and awesome read.  Thanks for posting.

swmnguy's picture

Meanwhile, some perp walks followed by serious prison time for those who hire illegals.

As for deportation, get rid of those already convicted of crimes.  Then fast-track citizenship for those who have been here, productive and not criminals, prioritizing those with kids who are US citizens because they were born here.  Breaking up families creates dysfunction where it wasn't before.

Where I live the Mexicans cleaned up and fixed the blighted neighborhoods the locals couldn't figure out over 30 years.  They did the usual immigrant thing; the men came first, lived 10 to a closet and worked 30 hours a day at 4 different jobs.  Then they started their own businesses, brought their wives, kids and grandparents, and bought houses.  Then they dramatically improved the schools.  Every single member of the family for generations showed up for every single school event.  Their kids came to school fed, rested, clean and dressed, unlike any other kids of the same economic class.

I don't have a problem with the Mexicans bailing on Mexico as that country circles the drain, propelled by corruption, NAFTA and Imperial meddling.  Responsible parents will do anything to take care of their kids.  I do have a problem with not enforcing our laws.  Illegals are used to keep wages down at the bottom of the ladder, reducing opportunity and the standard of living for everyone who wasn't born to rich parents.  Arresting those who hire illegals, tightening up eligibility for citizenship to new immigrants, and making those who've been here forever into citizens will slowly raise the wage floor for everyone, to everyone's benefit.

Duc888's picture

 

"........... Illegals are used to keep wages down at the bottom of the ladder, reducing opportunity and the standard of living for everyone who wasn't born to rich parents.  Arresting those who hire illegals"

 

I would almost agree with you except:

1. The borders need to be secured.  That's Fedgovs job and they've failed miserably (on purpose) for the last 40+ years.  Lobbyists will do that to ya.

and

2. Proof of citizenship docs are easy to forge.

 

So if you just go about it half assed and blame business owners for hiring illegals... well, that is not really fair at all since the docs can be forged.  Do you think Joe the Plumber has the time, funds and technology to determine if Jose' or Hose-B walks through his door with forged docs?

 

He doesn't,  and that is why your idea is flawed.

BingoBoggins's picture

I worked with Jose and Hose-B. As cold as it is here, they'd come back and forth all the time.

They probably have ITINS by now, and before that the courts ruled that Unions need not restrict membership by demanding citizenship papers. In turn, the Union Contractor employers could still point to the Union itself as the culprit for an illegal pool of workers. Include local government sanctuary policies, and it actually became a multi-billion dollar industry of RICO fraud.

As far as a case for Chamber of Commerce lobbying for a foreign worker pool, I was undecided for many years. Now, after the revelations of the previous election's shenanigans,  I'm convinced the priority is to create a legion of captive, Democrat Party voters.

This reminds me; a reporter and cameraman from PBS' Nightly Business Report came to town. I took them out to film a building being worked on by illegals employed by a large Union contractor. About 40 or 50 guys hanging rock after hours I figured, after taking a look inside. i told the news team, but their lawyers said they couldn't film on private property. If we had only gone around the back we would have caught the whole crew crawling out the windows to the street behind.

BingoBoggins's picture

Oh, yeah ... One of the first to import illegal labor to the Twin Cities, Jose had a coke slingin' business on the side. It bit him back eventually. He got all geeky using his own shit and hung out around his wife's place waiting for her lover who didn't exist. This despite he had a mistress in town. A charismatic guy. The Sheriff picked him up and he got a weapons charge and was sent back to prison. Apparently he'd had some beef in Texas, but I'm not sure. I did see what happened to one of his dealers when he used up too much product for personal use and couldn't pay off the front money.

Long before that all happened, he approached me with an offer. Came to the house 'cause he wouldn't use the phone. he asked if I'd be a distributor for his coke. I had to tell him, "No way, Jose!"

He didn't have no weed, neither.

FrankDrakman's picture

I'm not worried about the plumber or small restaurant guy hiring one helper. 

How about the agribusinesses that hire 100's, or the sweatshop factories? Those guys are millionaires, and they have the resources to check out the ID's. 

BarkingCat's picture

There is a reason why Mexico is the way it is.

Bringing Mexican population into the US is not going to turn Mexicans into Americans.

It will turn America into Mexico.

 

Oldwood's picture

Immigration used to be for those who wished to become Americans. Now it is for those who wish to turn America into their native lands....and it's working. We see growing political action groups of (progressive) Hispanics actively proposing making the southern US part of Mexico.....which is odd given that is the country they were trying to escape. As is always so typical, those supposedly pushing for freedom for their people are usually enacting policies that enslave them even more.

People have simply forgotten what freedom is and mistake it for conveniences and commodities. We will require reminding once again.