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Old January 13th, 2018, 09:55 AM   #21
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How thrilling to know that when I walk into a 7-Eleven, that 7-Elevens are the target corporation in the effort to M.A.G.A. I never knew it could be that simple!!!

But I ask myself: Why 7-Eleven? Does our fearless lying leader have some particular beef with 7-Eleven, you know, like people from shithole countries all of whom would be shithole immigrants? Why not, say, Target? Why not target Target?
Big employers no strangers to benefits of cheap, illegal labor
Two cases illustrate how big-name employers benefit from illegal labor and why undocumented workers are easily exploited.


At an hour when many people are tucking themselves in for the night, the cleaning crew at an Austin-area Target store is just getting started. By the time it finishes in the early morning, workers will have cleaned the bathrooms, taken out the garbage, washed windows and carpets and polished the floors to that reflective white sheen on which the Target Corporation prides itself.

One of those janitors — a 57-year-old Mexican immigrant who preferred to go by his nickname, “Chunco” — has worked for various contractors cleaning Target stores in Central Texas for about 12 years, despite lacking the legal right to work in the United States.

And he’s not alone: “All of the [cleaning] workers I’ve known were undocumented,” Chunco told The Texas Tribune, speaking in his native Spanish.

While his immigration status hasn’t posed a significant roadblock to his continued employment, it has exposed him to the risks that come with working in the shadows. He and his fellow custodians have repeatedly been paid less than minimum wage and worked six or seven days a week with no overtime pay, according to court records and Texas Tribune interviews. In some cases, they accumulated those overtime hours when Target managers would lock them in the store for extra tasks.

“We've realized that [employers] prefer us for being undocumented because we just keep our heads down to get jobs,” Chunco said. “[We] can't afford to complain. They take advantage of us being undocumented.”

What Chunco describes is a window into an expansive underground labor market in which illegal hiring is widespread, even among some of the biggest names in American business. Yet the risk of running afoul of immigration authorities is low. Employers skirt culpability by accepting fake documents that they are not legally required to verify, misclassifying workers as independent contractors or subcontracting to separate businesses that do the actual hiring — all while claiming they did what the law requires to verify their workers’ employment authorization.
https://www.texastribune.org/2016/12...migrant-labor/

E-Verify has been around for 20 years, but most of the laws, state and federal, that require employers to use it apply only to government jobs.

So let's beat up on 7-Eleven and call that M.A.G.A. Sure feels good.

Oh, I forgot. And let's get rid of those damned illegals without criminal records. Here's the full headline from your link:

US deportation raids under Trump lead to huge rise in arrests of immigrants without criminal records
The rise comes even though immigration agencies in the US have a stated priority to target 'criminal aliens'


When you're trying to rack up some impressive M.A.G.A. stats, what better way than to go after the low-hanging fruit??
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Old January 13th, 2018, 09:56 AM   #22
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I don't get it. These places ARE shitholes. Like say what you want about being diplomatic, but let's be real. Trump wasn't exactly elected for his astounding feats of tact.
Name names. What places?
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In leftist terminology "racist" means facts or the person(s) presenting facts that i dont like or that go against the current narrative being presented by the collective.
It's kinda like "communist," or even "socialist" when people present facts they don't like or go against the current narrative being presented by the M.A.G.A. collective.

Yeah, I can see that.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 10:02 AM   #24
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You live in your own little world, Sabcat. The problem is--it's not the real world and YOU don't get to dictate opinions.
Kellyanne Conway laid it out almost a year ago on Jan. 24, 2017.

You got facts, and then you got alternative facts, and her implication was clear. Whenever the administration doesn't like facts, it'll use the alternative variety.

And for once, she was telling the truth!!!
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Name names. What places?
Why are you being obtuse?
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Why are you being obtuse?
I've been to utterly poor countries with utterly poor people and I guarantee, the people are happier than you.
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I've been to utterly poor countries with utterly poor people and I guarantee, the people are happier than you.
I wouldn't doubt it. People seriously downplay the existential horror that is the modern first world. That being said, happiness isn't the most import metric for determining what is and is not a shithole, so the point is kind of moot.

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I wouldn't doubt it. People seriously downplay the existential horror that is the modern first world. That being said, hapiness isn't the most import metric for determining what is and is not a shithole, so the point is kind of moot.
Well, that's your opinion, anyway.
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Well, that's your opinion, anyway.
Happiness is a state of mind. Kind of a poor metric for the objective judgement of a society and it's systems, wouldn't you agree?
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Happiness is a state of mind. Kind of a poor metric for the objective judgement of a society and it's systems, wouldn't you agree?
No.
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