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Old 12-25-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN'
http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2007-12/34429341.jpg (broken link)

Fewer illegal migrants appear to be crossing the border. A shortage of jobs and stricter enforcement put them off.
By Marla Dickerson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
5:29 PM PST, December 25, 2007


MEXICO CITY -- Lorenzo Martinez, an illegal immigrant who has lived in Los Angeles for six years, has a message for his kin in Mexico's Hidalgo state: Stay put.

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Old 12-26-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Great news. Less money being pilfered from our economy means more economic stimulus and jobs!
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hawkeye48 (senior member) thinks that immigrants are "pilfering money" from this country? Do they do this pilfering while doing backbreaking agricultural jobs, while working in landscaping jobs, or perhaps while they pour and finish cement in construction jobs?

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Old 12-26-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Hawkeye48 (senior member) thinks that immigrants are being "pilfered" from the country? Please.
Read again. He says money is being pilfered. Not "immigrants."
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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Hawkeye48 (senior member) thinks that immigrants are "pilfering money" from this country? Do they do this pilfering while doing backbreaking agricultural jobs, while working in landscaping jobs, or perhaps while they pour and finish cement in construction jobs?
The article refers to illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants. Illegal immigrants need to be returned to their home countries where they can use their industrious, hardworking ways to improve their homelands. Once they are gone, get Americans back to work pouring cement in construction jobs, roofing, etc. If we need temporary agricultural workers, bring them over from poor countries in other parts of the world on work visas. There is nothing special about the current crop of illegals. They can be very easily replaced with someone else who can pick strawberries just as well as they can. And might actually appreciate an opportunity to work temp. in the US and go home with a nice nest egg.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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He said tougher enforcement had also discouraged many undocumented workers from returning to their homelands for occasional visits for fear of getting caught reentering the U.S. Fewer people coming and going across the border means fewer apprehensions.
WAAaaaaa! That's unconstitutional!! waaaaa!
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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Glad to see this. I love it when it just keeps getting harder to be an illegal.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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get Americans back to work pouring cement in construction jobs, roofing, etc. If we need temporary agricultural workers, bring them over from poor countries in other parts of the world on work visas. There is nothing special about the current crop of illegals.
yes, that way they'll be documented and pay all the appropriate fees on their wages and they'd actually earn more money as they'd exist on the books leading to less of a chance that they'd be exploited with poor working conditions and low wages which is happening now. The only people against this are the business owners that employ the illegals now. Tough.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Great news. Less money being pilfered from our economy means more economic stimulus and jobs!
Absolutely Agree!!!
We need it for our own economy!
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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Glad to see this. I love it when it just keeps getting harder to be an illegal.
AS It Should Be!!!!
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