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Response to AlphaCentauri (Reply #11)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:02 PM
lalalu (1,663 posts)
12. There is reality.
I don't know anyone who profited from illegal workers. I do know people who own their own businesses and have played by the rules and had their profit undercut by those who didn't. The people pushing for amnesty and importing illegal labor are major corporations and churches wanting to fill their pews.
Illegal immigration actually picked up during the so called Golden years of the Clinton era and so did the loss of blue collar jobs. The problem is that people in certain economic groups didn't give a damn about Americans at the bottom. I remember well that during the Clinton years they were told they just needed to get better educated and move with the times. In the meantime plans were already in the works to help outsource jobs they were training for. It was all a big scam. Clinton was a big mover in helping China get trade status and outsourced jobs. Just as Hillary made millions helping companies from India get outsourced jobs or bring in VISA workers. It is why I believe we need new people in both parties that sold out American labor.
BTW, most Hispanics did the paper work and entered legally like everyone and have been here for generations. A little known published fact is that in some parts of the country and in some industries a large segment of illegals are white or black. They just get a pass because people assume they are American citizens or entered legally. People would be very surprised to find out who is here illegally. This isn't some exclusive Hispanic issue.
Also the poultry industry where low skilled Americans worked is a glaring example of how importing cheap labor affected American workers. Not only did they have American workers lining up to take the jobs when the feds did their job but some of these places were forced to unionize, raise wages, and improve conditions.
You sound as delusional as the people who keep pushing outsourcing and the global economy. Amnesty is not going to happen again.
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