Carwashes and Illegal Immigration; Some Businesses Just Do Not Get It!
Many carwash owners and operators at the International Car Washed Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this year try to justify the hiring of illegal aliens. The hiring of the legal immigrants in any business in the United States is against the law just like sneaking over the border is against the law. It appears that some carwash owners and the industry itself just doesn't get it. When they hire illegal aliens they are breaking the law and therefore there is no justification in doing so.
In fact one seminar at the International Carwash Association dealt with public perception and how carwash owners should deal with the public perception of carwash owners hiring illegal aliens. The fact is that carwash is do hire ilegal aliens and there's nothing wrong with the public perception, but rather the carwash owners themselves who will not admit that they are breaking the law.
Many carwash owners state that as long as the worker has documentation there is no way they can tell if it is false or counterfeit. This is a copout and is part of the reason that the public is simply not buying the car washes plea for innocents.
These carwash owners are hardly innocent if they are hiring illegal aliens and know them to be legal aliens but use a loophole in the law and simply say they had no way of knowing. It appears the carwash industry just doesn't get it. So we need to throw some of these gentlemen into prison so they understand. Please consider all this in 2006.