Monday, December 18, 2006

CA Fence Building Company Hired Illegal Aliens to Build Border Fence

GOI: This story is the ultimate irony and I couldn't help but laugh my ass off. A southern California fence building company that received contracts to build portions of a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico was hiring illegal immigrants!!

Published: December 15, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14 (AP) — A Southern California fence-building company and two executives pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and agreed to pay a combined fine of $5 million, the government’s latest coup in a crackdown on businesses.

Golden State Fence, which currently employs 750 people, saw sales soar to $150 million in 2004 from $60 million in 1998, according to a biography of Mr. Kay provided by the company. Among its projects was construction of part of a 14-mile border fence in San Diego in the late 1990s.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best money can buy...

Kvatch said...

Damn! Another perfectly good irony meter down the tubes! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Is anybody surprised by this?

pissed off patricia said...

Classic irony. Reminds me of the thing that parents tell kids, do as I say, not as I do.

shrimplate said...

This is the end of satire as we know it.

james said...

TPM:

Indeed. Money trumps all in America it seems.

Kvatch:

Good old capitalist, red, white and blue irony.

Brent:

Sadly, no.

PoP:

Exactly. That's pretty much the slogan of the GOP. At least most of the time it seems.

Shrimplate:

Such a terrible waste.

PTCruiser said...

Thanks for the belly laugh. Well done, James.

james said...

PT:

You're welcome. Glad to provide a chuckle. We live in such an bizarre time in history.