The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

Jun 2013
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The service industry in the US - casual labor, child care, maids, wait staff, restaurants, fast food, hotels/motels, yardwork, retail, warehousing; unskilled or nearly so construction, painting, landscaping; laundry & lots of other jobs - depend on low-paid labor. Without that, they'd have to pay more to staff, which would mean raising prices. You'd have to enforce the laws universally - or else, the one outfit or handful of outfits gains a competitive edge.
No industry in the US should depend on illegal labor practices.
 
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The service industry in the US - casual labor, child care, maids, wait staff, restaurants, fast food, hotels/motels, yardwork, retail, warehousing; unskilled or nearly so construction, painting, landscaping; laundry & lots of other jobs - depend on low-paid labor. Without that, they'd have to pay more to staff, which would mean raising prices. You'd have to enforce the laws universally - or else, the one outfit or handful of outfits gains a competitive edge.
so you are saying keep US citizens and legal immigrants unemployed and hire illegal immigrants instead
 
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No industry in the US should depend on illegal labor practices.
OKay--No industry should HAVE to--BUT they do. That's the grim reality. Imagine NO illegals--no green carders starting tomorrow morning. Who is going to do the jobs? The work?
We go round and round with this discussion. What's the solution?
Most Americans do NOT want those jobs.
Here's an example: My cousin, Judy and her husband Bob are Wyoming ranchers. Every year they advertise for ranch hands all over this country. Ever worked on a ranch? The days are long, grueling physical labor jobs and the workers must LIVE at the ranch because they are on-call 24/7.
Judy and Bob cannot get American workers. Not one American applies. Their ranch hands are imported from Peru. YES--they go through the green card/special visa process! But that's not the point. The point is they can't get Americans to do the work and this is just ONE example. There are thousands and thousands of jobs LIKE THIS ONE that can't be filled with Americans.
 
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OY!! Why is it that NO ONE on the Right complains about the EMPLOYERS who EMPLOY illegal EMPLOYEES???

Stop complaining about the immigrants. Start arresting the EMPLOYERS. Problem solved. No jobs. No illegals.

ICE!! DO YOUR JOB!! Hiring and harboring illegals IS A FELONY. Crossing the border illegally is a misdemeanor.
Wake up people!!

Personally i dont care.

Remove entitlement programs and minimum wage and solve the problem.

Oh, you are not a us citizen $3/hr. Don't like it...go home.
 
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OKay--No industry should HAVE to--BUT they do. That's the grim reality. Imagine NO illegals--no green carders starting tomorrow morning. Who is going to do the jobs? The work?
We go round and round with this discussion. What's the solution?
Most Americans do NOT want those jobs.
Here's an example: My cousin, Judy and her husband Bob are Wyoming ranchers. Every year they advertise for ranch hands all over this country. Ever worked on a ranch? The days are long, grueling physical labor jobs and the workers must LIVE at the ranch because they are on-call 24/7.
Judy and Bob cannot get American workers. Not one American applies. Their ranch hands are imported from Peru. YES--they go through the green card/special visa process! But that's not the point. The point is they can't get Americans to do the work and this is just ONE example. There are thousands and thousands of jobs LIKE THIS ONE that can't be filled with Americans.
Correction


They cannot get americans to do the work for what they are willing to pay.
 
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Personally i dont care.

Remove entitlement programs and minimum wage and solve the problem.

Oh, you are not a us citizen $3/hr. Don't like it...go home.
Add to that removing birthright citizenship and no one will come here from south of the border.
 
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Add to that removing birthright citizenship and no one will come here from south of the border.
Sure they will, plenty of people will still come just the majority will come to contribute and prosper not to take as is the case now.
 
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OKay--No industry should HAVE to--BUT they do. That's the grim reality. Imagine NO illegals--no green carders starting tomorrow morning. Who is going to do the jobs? The work?
We go round and round with this discussion. What's the solution?
Most Americans do NOT want those jobs.
Here's an example: My cousin, Judy and her husband Bob are Wyoming ranchers. Every year they advertise for ranch hands all over this country. Ever worked on a ranch? The days are long, grueling physical labor jobs and the workers must LIVE at the ranch because they are on-call 24/7.
Judy and Bob cannot get American workers. Not one American applies. Their ranch hands are imported from Peru. YES--they go through the green card/special visa process! But that's not the point. The point is they can't get Americans to do the work and this is just ONE example. There are thousands and thousands of jobs LIKE THIS ONE that can't be filled with Americans.
No business has to result to illegal labor practices, your cousin's story demonstrates that there is a legal remedy.
 

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