I missed this item when it came out in December, but it’s worth commenting on:

A southern California company responsible for building much of the border fence that helps keep illegal immigrants out of the country will pay nearly $5 million in fines — for hiring illegal immigrants…Two executives could also face jail time, but their attorney says the case merely proves that construction companies need a guest worker program.

What’s wrong with the arrangement as it is? Everybody wins: the company saves money, the illegal workers get some last bit of work as the fence goes up. The only thing the foreman has to do is say, “Hey Manuel — you think you could lay those last couple of bricks from the other side of the wall?”