Friday, March 1, 2013 4:50:19 PM
Some of you seem to have missed the point that these aren't border stops. They are stops within the US. Of course I expect to show credentials upon entering any country.
Friday, March 1, 2013 1:57:28 PM
Once you get to about a decade's experience in logistics you can bust the CA/US border quite easily anyway, and it wouldn`t be hard with that intimate level of knowledge to stick an oil drum sized nuke (or dirty bomb) within a bloke of the whitehouse. I`m just stating that as an industry professional. That border is just far too long to be solidly tight.
However, the customs and TSA guys are sworn to prevent that, and (as a non N American) I think they do a fabulous job. This guy is an idiot for stretching the rules. Being an American grants many freedoms, but the freedom to enter your own country isn`t one of them in the 21st century. Even with an American passport, hell, an American accent, recent past events have shown that that`s not enough on its own to prove you`re not a terrorist. Hence the treatment he got.
Friday, March 1, 2013 1:09:21 PM
'Hold those employing them under the table accountable`
That`s not going to happen, though, is it? A few small fry for show maybe, but there are too many people with serious mainstream clout who profit one way or another from the vulnerabilty of illegal labour and the cost savings that result.
So put on a show and swagger around and talk really seriously about how you understand voters concerns. Get some cameras showing deportees and set up check points and be very visible.
Meanwhile, whether in the US or in western Europe, a small but dominant part of society is doing very nicely out of having an unentitled, below minimum-wage, irregulated, instantly disposable work force who in some cases can`t even send their kids to school.
Of course there is a fall out from that. But it is not felt by the people who matter. They are nicely tucked away and should by now have learned to be sure that the nanny is legal.