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Old 03-02-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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It sounds stupid at first, but yeah it does seem a bit hard for a normal homeowner to try and figure out someone's status. Guess I can live with this one.
Believe me, they know full well when they're employing someone for those ridiculously low wages and aren't paying into social security for them that they've hired an illegal.

I know people who do this, they have to have their illegal and ultra cheap live-in nanny but the minute the nanny is pregnant or acting sick, all they'll do is dump them off in front of the county hospital and find another. And no way is the nanny paying for any health care on the measley $100 a week she's paid.

Many like to live like some kind of elites but don't want to pay even minimum wage to be waited on hand and foot. They have no intention of paying the real costs of their servant class.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Who hires maids, gardeners, and other houseworkers? People with upper middle or upper class incomes. Coincidently these are the people that also make big personal political contributions.

The law is clearly designed to protect a certain class of people from prosecution.

Texas justice, gotta love it.
That's exactly right. It's the elites who cannot dream of ever making their own beds or mowing their own lawns but also cannot pay someone a decent wage to do their dirty work for them.

And yes - they could hire a company that employs Americans or legal workers, there are no caps on H2A visas but the catch is you have to try to hire an American first, and you have to pay minimum wage and overtime.

I know of citizens who will do landscaping or will do housekeeping, but like all of us citizens, they want to be paid a normal salary. And a good housekeeper might cost $50 for 4 hours of efficient work but that's not good enough for these elitists who want a full time live in nanny - day and night - for $100 a week or less if they can find it.

And why pay someone $30 for 2 hours of lawn care when you can find an illegal for $5 an hour.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Then it isn't the regular Texan citizen who is responsible. It is the company who sends these illegal workers out. It is their responsibility to see that their workers are authorized.
Agreed. At least I hope that is what they are saying. They would punish those companies and not the citizen.
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