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Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Undocumented immigrants go where the money is - the lawn mowing jobs, the construction jobs, the nanny jobs, etc.

Where I am, in upstate NY, it's pretty much unheard of for there to be illegal immigrant day laborers hanging out on street corners looking for work. They're just not here. Because the construction's not here, the money's not here. The illegal immigrants are mostly working on fruit and dairy farms, and they seem to be very quiet and keep to themselves.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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There are too many "legal" residents in Ohio that work low paying jobs.......corporate america and our government's trade policies have made sure of that!
I almost think in a number of fields it is organized labor that kept the illegal immigrants out. It also has the effect that many of the fields that they tend to go to pay much higher in places like Ohio than many parts of the country. Though one thing that I notice is many of these jobs are held by older people who will be retiring in the next 10-20 years.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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I understand ekarl17's point. Just because a person looks like they may be from Mexico, it doesn't mean they're illegal. The title of the thread is places with the fewest undocumented immigrants. Even if they are Mexican (or from some other place south of the Rio Grande), there are many who have legal documentation.
Just because I look white doesn't mean I assume every Mexican is illegal... Nuff of this reverse racism BS. There is a major problem in our country and that is Illegals. The majority of illegals are Mexican/Hispanic.

Actually, I just helped a dude today at work who is from Guatemala, here illegally, working for cash. and I live in Duluth Minnesota, 3 hrs from Canada.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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I used to work for a Landscaping company where 90% of the employees were Mexican. They'd illegally make $10,000 in the summer, then pack up and head to Mexico and live like kings for the winter. Again, I am from Minnesota.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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How do you know they're illegal?
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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I know the owner of the company and he knows they're illegal. Pays them cash. They cannot drive the vehicles, so the white boys drive the vehicles and they just mow.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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I know the owner of the company and he knows they're illegal. Pays them cash. They cannot drive the vehicles, so the white boys drive the vehicles and they just mow.
Personally the owner should be arrested if he is knowingly doing this. The fact that so many companies get away with basically economic treason is infuriating. I argue the punishment for this should be the federal goverment siezes all company assets and personal assets of anyone involved in the hiring along with stripping of all business licenses and the owner banned from ever obtaining one ever along with revokation of all professional licenses and certification. Make the punishment so severe nobody dares try to do this.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The following new study by Pew Research might be relevant.

Illegal Immigration in the U.S.: State-by-State Totals - Graphic - Pew Hispanic Center (http://pewhispanic.org/unauthorized-immigration/ - broken link)

Maine, Vermont, and West Virgina look to be the lowest. Alaska, Montana, and North Dakota also look very low.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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New England area has pretty low illegal immigration in general. Land is too expensive and there are not enough jobs for illegals to prosper, and the communities in New England are more parochial than elsewhere in the country. Most New England states don't even have county governments, just small town halls.

Even in Massachusetts, the liberal bastion, most of the illegals are concentrated in a handful of midlevel cities (Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell), they don't really mingle with the rest of the population.

NYC/NJ siphons most of the illegals away also.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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The following new study by Pew Research might be relevant.

Illegal Immigration in the U.S.: State-by-State Totals - Graphic - Pew Hispanic Center (http://pewhispanic.org/unauthorized-immigration/ - broken link)

Maine, Vermont, and West Virgina look to be the lowest. Alaska, Montana, and North Dakota also look very low.
Percentagewise Missouri is still low compared to states with metro areas of at least one million. But it has as a percentage tripled since 2000 from .3% to 1%. From my observation it is higher in the Western part of the state and in areas related to meat processing while still very low in the St. Louis area for now.
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