November 17, 2005, - 1:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Is anyone surprised that Wal-Mart was raided, yet again, this morning, for employing illegal aliens? You shouldn’t be.
As we previously reported here, Wal-Mart employed illegal aliens through a janitorial contractor, and conveniently pled ignorance–pawning the blame off on the contractor. But ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials knew all along that Wal-Mart knowingly contracted for the illegals, and in fact, pressured the contractor to hire only illegals.
Conveniently, this latest case, in which ICE Agents (the linked news story got the identity of the agents wrong) raided the construction site of a New York Wal-Mart distribution center, is also a contractor using illegals (so many they filled buses).
I’m sure the retail giant will yet again plead ignorance and pimp the contractor. How much you wanna bet that Wal-Mart’s top executives knew about these illegals, just like they did in the janitorial service saga? A more pressing question is whether ICE “leadership” will let the retailer get away with it again.
Remember this as you do your everyday and holiday shopping.
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