Editor:

Instead of a $10 billion wall, hold company owners who hire illegal workers responsible. Currently, President Trump wants to use $8.6 billion to “build a wall.” However, there is a simpler solution:

Legislators can pass a bill that will:

Fine company owners $1,000,000 if found guilty of hiring anyone without proper identification.

Imprison company owners for one year if they are found guilty of hiring an employee without checking and insuring proper identification.

Of course companies will have to begin “sharing the wealth” with employees; raising wages to a living wage — that will get the “lazy non-immigrants” off the couch.

With all the profits companies have attained from hiring modern-day slaves at minimum wages, it will be good redemption for those wealthy business owners — and maybe then they can get into Heaven!

Also it is common knowledge that in big business and construction, the rip-offs that occur with overinflated prices for 2x4s puts lots of free cash into unscrupulous hands.

Better to spend the money on rotting bridges and roadways.

Scott Barta

Carbondale