Fine Them Twice What They Make from Hiring Illegals Says Christie

Republican presidential contender Chris Christie offered a new solution to the illegal alien employment problem by suggesting raising the penalties for employing illegals to twice the profit made by using illegal alien labor.

Responding to a question from Fox News contributor Sean Hannity, Christie said:chris christie

“That’s how you deal with the 11 million, Sean, if you can’t — if those folks can’t get jobs, they’re not staying. That’s the bottom line. And that’s why you use E-Verify and you make the penalty for any employer who employs someone who is here illegally, twice the amount of money they made off of that employee. That would get business’ attention, and get them to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.”

Christie also offered support for more vigorous enforcement of current immigration laws:

“E-Verify, Sean, is the enormous thing, not only to secure the borders, but also to deal with the problems we have here, and a biometrics system on visas, to make sure that people do not overstay their visas. 40% of the folks who are here illegally overstayed their visas. I think you work on both of those programs. You deal with the large bulk of the problem that we have here in the United States already.”