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Old 09-15-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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At that point i would have called the contractor and requested to see green cards or ID on every worker. If he couldn't or wouldnt he would be off the job but not until after I called the police, and ICE.
It wasn’t that easy. The contractor had $5,000 of my money. I had the new shingles in my driveway. And; I did not know that most of the workers did not speak English until most of the work was done.
Would it be stereotyping to ask for green cards just because I had my suspicions? The contractor has a location not too far from my house. We have kept a close eye on him since my roof was finished. I have also been vocal about my roof online.

With our economic downturn our legal minorities have been hit the hardest with unemployment. This is one of the reasons why our legal immigrants take a harsh stand against illegal immigration - they are the ones out of work.

I also am retired - but I work part time for a large pharmaceutical company. Their outsourced cleaning crew is almost all Hispanics. I could understand that if I lived in NM or one of our boarder states. I don’t - I live two thousand miles away from the boarder. I am presuming that most of the cleaning crew are legal Americans - but I don’t know. I do know that the number of illegal immigrants is at an historic high. By not curtailing illegal immigration; legal Americans suspect everybody.

I whole hardheartedly support any E-Verify legislation and hope that it helps rid of country of any uncertainty.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Pa
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It wasn’t that easy. The contractor had $5,000 of my money. I had the new shingles in my driveway. And; I did not know that most of the workers did not speak English until most of the work was done.
Would it be stereotyping to ask for green cards just because I had my suspicions? The contractor has a location not too far from my house. We have kept a close eye on him since my roof was finished. I have also been vocal about my roof online.

With our economic downturn our legal minorities have been hit the hardest with unemployment. This is one of the reasons why our legal immigrants take a harsh stand against illegal immigration - they are the ones out of work.

I also am retired - but I work part time for a large pharmaceutical company. Their outsourced cleaning crew is almost all Hispanics. I could understand that if I lived in NM or one of our boarder states. I don’t - I live two thousand miles away from the boarder. I am presuming that most of the cleaning crew are legal Americans - but I don’t know. I do know that the number of illegal immigrants is at an historic high. By not curtailing illegal immigration; legal Americans suspect everybody.

I whole hardheartedly support any E-Verify legislation and hope that it helps rid of country of any uncertainty.
My friend I would have called the law on this contractor. He entered into an agreement verbally to use local and legal labor. I am not faulting you. You are the victim.
When I built my house the mason who was contracted through the builder showed up on the job with hispanics none of whom spoke english. I asked to see green cards. The contractor fumbled with excuses. I said either i see the cards or he's off the job. He couldnt produce. I called the police and ICE. The replacment contractor cost me a whopping 100 dollars more. So much for the cost savings are passed on to the consumer.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Current laws aren't being enforced regarding illegals, this will be no different...its lip service, nothing more.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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We shall see whos side the president is on.
Looks like it might not make it. It will not be done in by Dems. Just like the bill in Texas was very near passing. The Bob Perry stepped in for the "business" community and stopped it in its tracks. Same thing in DC. It will be stopped by the Chamber of Commerce and big money who want cheap labor. This time, the California growers want field hands.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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lol, again with that argument - super rich people do not care whether manual labor costs 6 bucks or 9. They can afford both.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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lol, again with that argument - super rich people do not care whether manual labor costs 6 bucks or 9. They can afford both.
Naw man, don't you see??? They're in bed with LaRaza. They've made a deal to ensure that we have to press 1 for English, eat enchiladas, and to subvert '1st world culture' in exchange for an army of cheap lawn guys.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Well the joke's on THEM because we have Chicagonut's enchilada recipe, so we DON'T NEED THEM ANYMORE.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Update:

FROM: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
DATE: 3 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, 21SEP201

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE JUST DEFEATED THE POISON PILL AMENDMENT DESIGNED TO KILL MANDATORY E-VERIFY FOR THE REST OF THIS CONGRESS

PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT VICTORY TODAY


By a vote of 18-16, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee defeated an amendment by amnesty-champion Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to eliminate the state preemption language in the mandatory E-Verify bill.
http://www.numbersusa.tv/
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Damn, that sounds great, but, I'll bet bet Obama
finds some way to stop it. Gotta keep the La Raza
crowd happy you know.
Their excuse has always been: it's not accurate enough and would cause issues for those legally able to work. Blah, blah, blah. If I go into a job as a legal resident and can't get it because of some glitch in E-Verify then I will accept that if I know that I am a rare case of that happening, but millions of legal residents ARE getting a job instead of an illegal immigrant.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Their excuse has always been: it's not accurate enough and would cause issues for those legally able to work. Blah, blah, blah. If I go into a job as a legal resident and can't get it because of some glitch in E-Verify then I will accept that if I know that I am a rare case of that happening, but millions of legal residents ARE getting a job instead of an illegal immigrant.
Actually, there will be a fair amount of time allotted to the prospective employee to clear up those discrepancies. It shouldn't be hard to do if you are a legitimate worker.
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