The editorial "Slave Wages" published August 1st in the Houston Chronicle highlights the injustice experienced by illegal immigrants. Yes, I agree that there is a problem with illegal immigrants coming to the United States working without visas and in return not paying taxes. But if Congress tightened up and made stricter measures at all borders our labor force would quickly dwindle. Many illegal immigrants seek construction jobs where they can be paid in cash and been contracted to work one day at a time. Unfortunately, there has been a substantial rise in reports for stolen wages. Contractors are simply not paying their workers and taking advantage of their labor. I personally feel as if this is unfair, however; I revaluate my thoughts of unfairness when I consider that they are illegal immigrants living in our nation with out having to pay taxes. Two wrongs don't make a right. Both are at a wrong. I don't feel as if there should be illegal immigrants coming into the United States. The immigrants should realize that this is not their country. However, my mind questions these contractors that are cheating these people who are coming to the United States to seek the "American dream" and then cheated. I know I would not want a contractor building my house who is cheating his employees. I feel as if this is a serious matter to take into account from both perspectives as the illegal immigrant and the cheating contractor. As a Texas citizen this issue comes to my attention as a serious matter that needs to be revaluated by Congress. The current system of border control is obviously not working. In addition, the system to report stolen wages has sky rocketed partially because 75 percent of laborers are not documented citizens and contractors feel as if they can get away with it considering their laborers status. The title of this article explains this situation perfectly, these illegal immigrants are recieving slave wages. I propose a complete revamping of both systems. Even though border control issue has been one of the center issues in Congres for the last 5 years, no successful solutions have been made. As for stealing wages, Contractors should be seriously searched for their wrongdoings. Please read the editorial below so you can decide for yourself whom you believe is in the wrong.