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Old 12-30-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Did you know that Floyd the Barber was an illegal immigrant in Mayberry? He was! His parents illgeally came from Ireland when he was a child which is why he talks funny with that choppy accent. But nobody complains about it because he works hard, runs his business and, if Andy ever arrested him and turned him over to INS, nobody else in Mayberry would cut hair as cheap and as good as Floyd does.
You just reinforced my argument for 'thinning out the herd' re: illegal immigrants:

Years age illegals were relatively rare and few people cared-------too, your 'Floyd' also tried to assimilate-------unlike way too many of today's variety.

Most of us (including myself) would not care if we even had 1 million illegals who otherwise flew under the radar--------7 to 20 million is too much.

Where we live here in the Southwest it is a Plague.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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I remember the idyllic Mayberry days in my small hometown in Texas. Last time I was back there, wanted to stay and look around, but was very run down, dirty, police sirens going off everywhere, very sad. This is a real shame for Texans everywhere, and an embarrassment for this journalistic rag. But all the big, dirty cities here are inundated with the illegals. I won't even go to Dallas anymore, has a very dangerous feel to it. And have been contemplating a move in a few years up to Wyoming, or one of the Dakotas. Am sure white flight is going on everywhere these days and who knows how long til those places are overrun the way things are going, NOTHING continues to be done to stop these criminals.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Each time I hear a comment such as this; I am reminded of the mantra of the plantation owners during slavery. They also whined that they couldn't possibly survive without their free slave labor. It is pure greed. However, these business owners are not only greedy; they are first, and foremost, traitors.
Americans demand such unreasonable accommodations as bathrooms, breaks, and workman's comp...and a livable wage. Illegal immigrants demand no such concessions. It's illegal black market labor unfairly undercutting American workers and rolling back workplace comfort and safety rules that our predecessors fought very hard for. It's pathetic.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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"I'd rather employ them than Americans," he confides. "In my line of work, I need the Mexicans, and I am for them being here. I need them because I can't find anybody else to do the work."

I agree[/quote]

This employer should be sued.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Wait until the McMansions that contractor is building cheaper with illegal labor begin to fall apart. Illegals are NOT better workers -- they're CHEAP workers. I hope that when the homes start showing their poor workmanship and penny-pinching every single homeowner sues the crap out of him. Then, maybe he'll pay Americans a realistic wage to do quality work.

We all need to write to the Dallas Morning News about this. It's a DISGRACE! The Border Patrol agents should be the Texans of the Year! Especially the two who are in jail for doing their jobs while the drug trafficker they were convicted of shooting continued to run drugs into our country with a free pass from the government!

As a Texan, this just burns my biscuits!
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Marty owns a North Texas construction company. He has come to view American workers as undependable, lazy and arrogant, while he finds illegal immigrants motivated and reliable.

"I'd rather employ them than Americans," he confides. "In my line of work, I need the Mexicans, and I am for them being here. I need them because I can't find anybody else to do the work."
This is the big issue right here. So on the flip one can argue that Marty is more concerned about Marty..and his bottom line.

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Wait until the McMansions that contractor is building cheaper with illegal labor begin to fall apart. Illegals are NOT better workers -- they're CHEAP workers.
Illegal labor has been building homes for years. Has your current home fallen apart? Unless you built it or hired a contractor that you know employs non illegals then you just do not know.

And I'm Not for illegals..just wanted to point out that your statement is not entirely true. I was part of a Union and being part of A Union does not make you a better worker...just a protected higher wage worker. I have seen very poor workers that are in a Union.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Illegal labor has been building homes for years. Has your current home fallen apart? Unless you built it or hired a contractor that you know employs non illegals then you just do not know.
No, my home was built by a private contractor I knew well. It held up fine. HOWEVER, there were a ton of lawsuits in the city against U.S. Homes and other contractors. The foundations cracked because they were not set properly. There was other structural damage because they didn't meet code as to the number of fasteners required per foot.

And, do you recall the lawsuits involving the use of Mexican bricks that were crumbling?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Go to the links and read the responses in Vocies on Illegal immigration. Seems the people writing in are fed up
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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I know who built my mothers home...our preacher who was a cabinet maker and contractor by trade.

I have no idea who built my home..I know who the company was but I did not buy it new or oversee construction. The company had a reputation for building good homes at the time. It is a very solid home and I agree that homes being built today or in the last few years do not stack up.

But I still do not know if the company used illegals. Never will I guess...And that is my point. My home was built before illegals were taboo and hiring them was an accepted practice.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You know it is really a damn shame that people sit here bashing the very people who built the roof over their head and picked the orance juice they are sippng for breakfast.
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