Comments: Fine, so I'll order from the "dollar fifty" menu

Given that they were mostly arrested for using stolen social security numbers, i'd say labeling the criminals as the victims is beyond appalling.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at December 15, 2006 02:21 PM

Amen. What bothers me most is that so many people think that these criminals ARE victims.

Time to start digging the fallout shelter and start buying jerky by the container load.

Posted by Paul at December 15, 2006 07:34 PM

One of these raided plants was less than an hour away from me in the town where I went to college.

What disgusts me is the rhetoric being spouted by the UFCW local union rep. I mean, unions these days are mainly in place to keep people from getting fired for not doing their jobs, but how can you defend criminals like this? Sure, Senor Juan Illegal may not think of himself as a criminal because he's working, earning a paycheck and taking care of his family, but somewhere along the way he broke multiple laws to get to where he is. And the sad thing is...if he came into the country legally, he could still be working there, in the same conditions, and at the end of the day go home to his family without fear of government reprisal. Because who's going to work in the meat packing plant if he doesn't?

Hey, I didn't get a "harumph" out of that guy!

Ian

Posted by Ian at December 16, 2006 03:48 AM