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unlawflcombatnt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:48 PM
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12. Cheap for the illegal employers only
Illegal immigrant labor is "cheap" for the employer only. The rest of us pay the price through lower wages, while social service expense increases outstrip taxes collected from illegal immigrants.

And the price reduction from cheap labor is a farce. A New York Times analysis suggests that the cost of a 40% increase in wages for farm workers would add only 2 cents to the dollar on the price of produce.

The author's right. It isn't cheap. It reduces the cost of labor to the employer only. The rest of us pay the "price" in reduced wages and increased costs for government social services.

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