Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya Where The Electrified Razor-Wire Fence Shoulda Bit Ya

With a tip of the hat to a tweet by hbd* chick, here’s an idea from Israel: banning “remittances” by illegal aliens (or, as they call them in Zion, “infiltrators”):

Interior Minister Gid’on Saar signed regulations, Monday, that make it illegal for someone who illegally infiltrated the country to send money out of the country. The goal of the measures are to make the infiltrators leave with what they accumulated instead of regularly sending it out to their countries of origin.

Under the regulations, an illegal infiltrator can only take money or property out upon leaving the country. The regulations were approved by the Knesset Interior Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee last week, and are scheduled to go into effect on Friday.

To get to this point, however, one has first to embrace a curious notion: that for people to enter your country illegally, underbid natives for jobs that would otherwise pay higher wages, and then to siphon off to a foreign economy most of whatever they earn, is something that a nation might have a legitimate interest in discouraging.

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  1. Porter says

    If I may borrow from Lenny Bruce…

    Daddy, what’s a hypocrite?
    Shut up and keep sucking.

    Posted September 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Porter! Nice to see you here.

    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  3. Porter says

    Thanks MP. I’ve always enjoyed your comments at Mangans.

    Posted September 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    I’ll say the same.

    Posted September 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  5. Every time I get tired of Israelis and their Wailing Wall and ultra-conservative rabbis and Washington lobbyists, they go and do something smart that we should be doing but aren’t.

    It’s even odds which country, the U.S. or Israel, survives with some of its character intact.

    Posted September 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  6. Porter says

    Rick, you’ll suffer an unprofitably brief bookmaking career offering even odds on that bet. But if you do, just give me your limit. I’ll take the Chalk.

    Posted September 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink