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“Reality Check, Aisle Five!”

Remember the story about illegal aliens who were arrested after it was learned that they were working janitorial jobs at Walmart stores?

CBS News reports that nine of them are suing the retailing giant, accusing it of discrimination. Apparently, they feel that they were payed less and given fewer benefits because they are Mexicans, whereas Americans — who have a legal right to be here — seemed to get full salaries and benefits.

So let me get this straight: these people…who aren’t supposed to be here to begin with…who broke the law to sneak into this country…and took jobs that Americans could have held (whether they wanted them or not)…now somehow have the right make use of the legal system to sue over wages they never should have gotten to begin with??

Something’s amiss here.

If Wal*Mart did intentionally pay them less, then Wal*Mart should have to pay up. There is no excuse for discrimination. But since the employees weren’t legally-entitled to be here in the first place, and most likely used at least some deception to make it appear that they were, I can’t see how they’re entitled to another dime.

If I was in charge, I’d take any back pay Wal*Mart owes and distribute it to the taxpayers who could end up paying for the legal battle.

Better yet, distribute the back wages to Wal*Mart shoppers. At least they have a legal right to walk in the place!

Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.