The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, November 18, 2005

Wal-Mart victimized by unscrupulous contractors-- again!

Just two years after being fined for hiring several hundred illegal immigrants to work for the company-- unwittingly, of course-- and being fined $11 million dollars, which amounts to something like seven minutes worth of retail sales for the benevolent company, Wal-Mart has been betrayed again.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Federal immigration agents detained more than 100 workers at a construction site for a new Wal-Mart distribution center, authorities said.

The workers, who Wal-Mart said were employed by a subcontractor and not by the retailing giant, were detained Thursday on suspected immigration violations, said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Marc Raimondi. They were being taken to Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers for processing, he said.

More than 50 federal immigration agents, joined by the U.S. Labor Department, Social Security Administration and state police, raided the construction site near Pottsville, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

What I don't understand is why Wal-Mart wants to deprive the Minutemen of their favorite pastime... Thanks to Mil Apodos for the story.