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CAPSULE COMMENTARY: “INS Officials Take Bribes”


“Two INS officials were recently convicted of alien smuggling and conspiracy for permitting people to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. Witnesses said that they paid the two officials between $1,500 and $2,000 to look the other way at the international bridge in San Isidro, California. Heck, my opinion is that they ought to pin medals on these guy, not convict them of a crime. All they did is permit people to cross the border in search of work, probably even to sustain their lives. What’s wrong with that? The way I see it is that the real criminals are the government agents and federal judges who enforce these immoral laws. They’re the ones who ought to be sent to the hoosegow.”

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Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.