U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 03-02-2011, 09:12 PM
47,576 posts, read 59,097,710 times
Reputation: 22182


Originally Posted by scuba steve View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 03-02-2011, 09:18 PM
47,576 posts, read 59,097,710 times
Reputation: 22182
Originally Posted by JazzyTallGuy View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-03-2011, 10:55 AM
Location: Texas
24,173 posts, read 10,217,941 times
Reputation: 5401
Originally Posted by chicagonut View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top