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Unlikely Bedfellows on Immigration Reform

Ezekiel2230 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 12:46 PM
This is a two-part conversation. Immigrants of two classes. First are those trying to legally enter with skills or wealth to bring into the country. Second are those entering illegally with little skills or education. It is true that immigrants coming legally have to work with a broken and prohibitive immigration system. It is true that most of them have an entrepreneurial desire often denied to them in their home countries. I also believe foreigners are more likely to start businesses rather than relying on the "new" American idea of getting an good education to get a job. We have vilified risk-taking entrepeneurialship for the safety of working for someone else.
Ezekiel2230 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 12:53 PM
Illegals are different. The stupid refrain that "the will only do jobs Americans won't" has long been proven false. This originally started in regard to farm workers picking crops. It wasn't legitimate then, it is even less so after 30 years or more of illegals working without prosecution. Who picked crops before illegals did the work? But now illegals do landscaping, worked fast food and restaurant work. Who did it before? Teenagers working entry level, or making money from their neighbors. And now even skilled trades; construction, masonry and painting are difficult to be employed in unless you speak Spanish.
And if some fool thinks Im being anti-immigrant...my wife is a legal Cuban immigrant, so I know intimately both sides of this.
loadstar Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 1:09 PM

One of the greatest canards is this lizard spittle that "ILLEGALS are just doing unwanted jobs."

HOGWASH!

Like construction?! Like yard work? Like hotel/restaurant service support?

Our unemployment is HIGHEST among the very people that ILLEGAL aliens displace-- the unskilled and the low skilled.

Some Americans have drawn up to 2 years of unemployment while ILLEGALS worked instead and dodged taxes and pushed out "anchor babies."
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