U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
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 10-03-2007, 02:26 PM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
9,060 posts, read 15,470,148 times
Reputation: 5288

Advertisements

Quote:
FORT BLISS, United States (AFP) - This sprawling US Army base located at the edge of El Paso and skirting the border with Mexico is undergoing a major expansion that heavily relies on Mexicans for its construction.

Amid growing controversy in the United States over immigration -- legal and illegal -- the military is using foreign labor to build the base

The expansion will also mean a population boom and a big infusion of cash for the poor city of El Paso, separated by the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Vast US military base near border relies on Mexican labor - Yahoo! News (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:32 PM
 
1,510 posts, read 709,588 times
Reputation: 32
whose fault is that? government!!! not the illegals. they just want to work. guess you all should vote for a more responsible leader next year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado
10,017 posts, read 16,694,959 times
Reputation: 2086
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0ST.. View Post
whose fault is that? government!!! not the illegals. they just want to work. guess you all should vote for a more responsible leader next year.
Yep Ron Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:34 PM
 
14,207 posts, read 7,406,947 times
Reputation: 8018
Perhaps you missed the part ..."Qualified laborers with proper paperwork"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:36 PM
 
1,484 posts, read 3,698,282 times
Reputation: 731
Default I agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0ST.. View Post
whose fault is that? government!!! not the illegals. they just want to work. guess you all should vote for a more responsible leader next year.
Yep, it is the government that is employing them, they are not being forced.

Elections.....Nothing a good recount cant fix...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:36 PM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
9,060 posts, read 15,470,148 times
Reputation: 5288
Quote:
Originally Posted by saltine View Post
"Qualified laborers with proper paperwork"
It is still foreign workers, no Americans are getting that money.

Plus Illegals were found:
Quote:
But on September 15, the El Paso Times newspaper reported that 12 construction workers were detained at Fort Bliss because they were in the country illegally or had fake work permits. Most of them were employed by subcontractors, officials told the Times.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado
10,017 posts, read 16,694,959 times
Reputation: 2086
But on September 15, the El Paso Times newspaper reported that 12 construction workers were detained at Fort Bliss because they were in the country illegally or had fake work permits. Most of them were employed by subcontractors, officials told the Times.

Got them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
9,060 posts, read 15,470,148 times
Reputation: 5288
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducter View Post
Yep, it is the government that is employing them, they are not being forced.

Elections.....Nothing a good recount cant fix...
So politicians, employers are to blame, illegals just want a better life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:39 PM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
9,060 posts, read 15,470,148 times
Reputation: 5288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nea1 View Post
But on September 15, the El Paso Times newspaper reported that 12 construction workers were detained at Fort Bliss because they were in the country illegally or had fake work permits. Most of them were employed by subcontractors, officials told the Times.

Got them.
legal or not...they are not using US workers.

Quote:
the military is using foreign labor to build the base
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
10,017 posts, read 16,694,959 times
Reputation: 2086
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach50Thunderdart View Post
legal or not...they are not using US workers.
If they are here legally they are US workers.
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.


Reply
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
Message:

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