Because we're not a third world country, and we don't have U.S. citizens wanting to immigrate to Mexico. (Sarah Palin wants Canadian Healthcare but that's different)
I'm all for harsh penalties and enforcing them. Stealing - for the second time, should be a felony - regardless of how much was stolen. But cut off the perps hand? That qualifies him for disability in today's entitlement world - we may want to re-think that. I would propose hard labor for all criminals starting with building "The damn fence" on the Mexican border.
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