Congress is conning us in several ways about this "need" for low-skill Hispanic labor. Here is the truth!
While the ag interests have LONG used migrant works for harvesting labor, this has little to do with MOST ILLEGAL aliens working here.
ILLEGAL aliens are MAINLY displacing low-skill citizen workers at lower pay rates...BUT Middle America is forced to subsidize this so-called "cheap" labor to pay for the IMMENSE social welfare costs of ILLEGAL aliens-- crimes, gangs, AFDC, Food Stamps, "free" H/C, 70% illegitimacy's, uninsured drunken driving accidents, barrio blight, sullied schools, bilingual dysfunction.
Worse still, most ILLEGAL aliens arrive poor and undereducated, and even their grandchildren here will follow that pattern, as I will explain with studies shortly.
America DOES benefit from immigration of the educated-- engineers, scientists, computer scientists. The EDUCATED become net contributors to the tax base, whereas poor, undereducated ILLEGALS become huge net takers-- right from the start! All immigrants are NOT created equally.
So why do some senators like Rubio claim that we "need" low-skill laborers? Because they want bodies paying into to S.S. and Medicare which Congress has already debauched/pilfered.
Starting 40+ years ago, LBJ began to raid our retirement monies to pay for wars and mainly for poverty programs. We have squandered $16 TRILLION to date on the so-called "War On Poverty." More recently, the neoCONS have spent several TRILLION fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, BUT those places will likely be no better off after all of this treasure has been wasted.
Ergo, all of the baby boomers' retirement funds paid in have been squandered!
Therefore, as I begin to draw "my money," for retirement, it is REALLY payments transferred from my (and your) currently working educated children! We boomers will get back $3-4 for each dollar paid in from Medicare even relative to what we had paid in-- which has REALLY already been spent!
But getting ILLEGAL aliens to pay a little into S.S. and Medicare solves NOTHING-- they would take back out FAR MORE than they ever paid in. As with other welfare services, the guvment admits that this is a function of low education and low wages.
Here is the another part of the scam...those like con artist Rubio bray that ILLEGALS will not get welfare services...this is a TOTAL CROCK-- they are ALREADY bigger users of welfare than our native-born citizens.