Yesterday was a stunning day for some business owners in Massachusetts. After immigration officials raided a bunch of waterfront businesses earlier this week, a whole bunch of their employees ran off from their jobs, or didn’t show up — and haven’t returned. Left with no other logical conclusion that they had been foully duped by illegal aliens, they had no choice — they fired them all.
The operations manager for one hat company, Roy Jesus, was unhappy at having to sack a good chunk of his work force. He summed it up thusly:
Jesus said the employees had presented documents that proved they could work when they were hired. Now, he said, ”in hindsight, you could probably conclude that they have some kind of problem with their paperwork.”
Gee, ya think, Roy?
Maybe a few hefty fines on Roy and his colleagues who turned a blind eye to those shady documents might improve his perceptiveness.