Congressman Ron Lewis, (R-KY, 4th Dist.), an Open Letter
Today hundreds of thousands of people who knowingly break the laws of the United States of America
received the center attention in the media because of their protests. I went to your web site to see your stand on the issue of the day, immigration, and found that the information is quite dated (references to things occurring last year).
While I do not agree with much that G. Gordon Liddy says, I agree with his position that we need to institute extreme penalties (fines and imprisonment) for those American’s who willingly employ people who are in the United States illegally. I am a small business owner and would never consider violating the law. Yet we seem to wink when others do it. The IRS allows for fines of $1000 for an I9 violation, why are we not seeing this? Why not step that up to $10,000 per employee? As a businessman I could easily make a business model that would justify the expense of those inspectors who’s only job it is to check the I9 compliance of companies. When companies realize that there are inspectors out there who will be checking on them they will be less likely to hire these people. When the illegal aliens (or the politically correct phrase of the day “undocumented workers”) have not place to work, they will go home. We won’t need a big fence, no one will come.
Please take a strong stand on this Mr. Lewis, we count on you! And we pray for you.