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Old 04-13-2007, 06:36 PM
Location: PA
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Originally Posted by hiknapster View Post
Maybe no one can. I've been googling for two hours and have yet to come with an answer. My guess is that since they are "Illegal" there are no hard numbers.

Sorry. I think it's a great question but I just can't find an answer.
Fair enough. Thanks for being nice about it though. I didn't word my OP right. I don't necessarily hate THEM, but I hate the eup ffects of them.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:56 PM
Location: Alabama!
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Originally Posted by Synopsis View Post
You're right, especially with that last paragraph. It's the contractors and other businesses that want the cheap labor who are the real abusers here. They need to go to jail, or be deported themselves.
I'm not in favor of any business breaking the law, but you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find people who aren't afraid to work, and will turn up reliably every day. And I'm not talking for minimum wage, either. It's unfair to put the onus on businesses. Why won't the law enforcement people and INS do their jobs? Where are the folks who are supposed to follow up on people here for YEARS after their visas have expired? And I'll bet INS MAYBE took them over the border and let 'em go...and they were at work the next day. How about just enforcing the laws we have?
Huh? What was the questions?
All I know is...don't come to Alabama. Our city of 54,000 is supposed to have like 3,000 Hispanics...yeah? Then how come we have like 20 Latino grocery stores, 15 Mexican restaurants, Spanish language services at every church...not to mention the 8 or 9 thrift stores, and a Wal-Mart that's covered up with entire familias - con abuelitas - every day of the week?
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:30 PM
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I would look to the colder climates where field work is not in such high demand and keep to small towns, where they would stand out more, stay away from large cities in large states, but realize if things do not get in control soon, it will be everywhere and uncontrollable, really makes one think too about why it is allowed to happen. I would also go to a colder climate as well. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:05 AM
Location: Midwest
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Just answer the guy's question: Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin have the fewest. Illinois has many immigrants, legal or illegal, because they come for Chicago and then filter around the state.

I don't know about Iowa or Nebraska. The plains states are losing born-here Americans, and who is attracted to the economic misery of the Upper Midwest?

I already think California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida are unliveable. Weather, sprawl, cost, water shortages ... yuck!
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