SK Innovation construction just never learns. They were raided a while back and 33 illegal Korean immigrants were arrested. To see if they had reformed, they were raided again this week and 13 more illegals were arrested. But to make matters worse, SK received $300 million in subsidies from the state government. Money they should now repay.
The illegals have been placed on supervised release while the matter is being investigated. But if you are wondering why they haven’t been deported, there is a logical reason for it. they may be needed as witnesses against SK Construction. They will then be deported. Their incentive will be that this incursion won’t be held against them in the future.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), along with others, asked ICE to investigate SK Innovations for their habit of hiring cheap foreign illegal labor. With well over 20 million Americans unemployed, we cannot afford to give those jobs to illegals. We need them all.
Rep Collins said:
“These arrests confirm what we suspected all along: for months, SK and their contractors have been engaged in an ongoing scheme to illegally employ Korean foreign nationals at their facility in Northeast Georgia.”
“These jobs were promised to hardworking Georgians, and SK’s illegal and immoral actions have been nothing but a betrayal to Georgia taxpayers who have invested heavily in SK’s development in our state. I want to thank ICE for acting swiftly in response to my calls to deport this illegal workforce and for their commitment to enforcing our immigration laws.”
The problem is that hardly anyone is ever prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens. But as long as there is just a fine involved, they chalk it up as operating costs. When 700 illegals were caught working in meat processing plants, only 4 people were charged. None of the executives. Until executives get a free vacation to Club Fed, nothing will change.
According to SK Innovations, the illegals were hired by a subcontractor working on the new plant. The state gave SK $300 million in tax breaks and subsidies to build the plant in Georgia. No word yet on whether that money will have to be returned.
ICE has not said whether anyone from SK will face prosecution. Judging from past experience, I would not get my hopes up. Until people are prosecuted and imprisoned nothing will change. But if we would do that fewer companies would hire illegals. If the jobs dry up, fewer illegals will come here.
Last year, Georgia officials enticed SK Innovations to build the battery plant in the state by giving out about $300 million in tax exemptions, grants, and land.
ICE has not said if the employers will face prosecution for hiring the illegal aliens. As Breitbart News has chronicled, though it remains illegal for employers and businesses to knowingly hire illegal aliens over Americans for jobs, very few are ever prosecuted.
A recent case where seven food processing plants were caught hiring nearly 700 illegal aliens has seen just four managers slapped with charges. No executives have been charged. In 2018, for example, only 11 employers and no businesses were prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens.
It is estimated that 8 million illegal aliens hold jobs in the United States. These jobs should go to the 20-million-plus Americans who are out of work. It would also raise wages as we have seen under President Trump. America First. It’s what Trump lives by and it is why we love him.