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Old 04-06-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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We do something like mass protests around the USA to send a massage illegals are not welcome here or start boycotting businesses who use illegals .
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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I agree that those things need to happen on a wide scale.

That said, I can understand why some Americans aren't taking it to the streets. They have to work for a living and their bosses won't give them time off to protest illegal immigration.

Contrast that to when the illegals threw their May Day tantrums years ago all across the country. Some businesses closed for the day so that their illegals could go out and protest. Stupid businesses! They let everybody know why they closed that day so people who are against illegal immigration now knew that they hired illegals, and won't patronize their places anymore. One French restaurant in DC proudly announced that they were closing. To this day, I remember that and won't go near them.

Also, it was stupid of these businesses to let their illegals protest because if the illegals got their way and got green cards, you can believe that they won't be happy being underpaid and overworked and would demand more money.

I know many people would love to boycott businesses that are known for hiring illegals. I, for one, would like to have this info. However, as far as I know, no one has attempted to compose a list of such employers.

All that said, there are some Americans who refuse to believe that we have a big problem with illegals. These people are often elitists who live in gated communities. Since they don't have any flophouses in their neighborhoods and no illegals or anchor babies in their kids' schools, then they think that there is no problem.

ETA: Of course if Americans started protesting, the lamestream media wouldn't be kind to them. The lamestream media would be calling the protestors "nativists" and "bigots". Where I live, some years back, a pro-illegal group convinced the town next to us to open a taxpayer funded day labor site. Those of us who got out there and protested were called by The Washington Post "nativists" in their pro-day labor site editorial.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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I agree that those things need to happen on a wide scale.

That said, I can understand why some Americans aren't taking it to the streets. They have to work for a living and their bosses won't give them time off to protest illegal immigration.

Contrast that to when the illegals threw their May Day tantrums years ago all across the country. Some businesses closed for the day so that their illegals could go out and protest. Stupid businesses! They let everybody know why they closed that day so people who are against illegal immigration now knew that they hired illegals, and won't patronize their places anymore. One French restaurant in DC proudly announced that they were closing. To this day, I remember that and won't go near them.

Also, it was stupid of these businesses to let their illegals protest because if the illegals got their way and got green cards, you can believe that they won't be happy being underpaid and overworked and would demand more money.

I know many people would love to boycott businesses that are known for hiring illegals. I, for one, would like to have this info. However, as far as I know, no one has attempted to compose a list of such employers.

All that said, there are some Americans who refuse to believe that we have a big problem with illegals. These people are often elitists who live in gated communities. Since they don't have any flophouses in their neighborhoods and no illegals or anchor babies in their kids' schools, then they think that there is no problem.

ETA: Of course if Americans started protesting, the lamestream media wouldn't be kind to them. The lamestream media would be calling the protestors "nativists" and "bigots". Where I live, some years back, a pro-illegal group convinced the town next to us to open a taxpayer funded day labor site. Those of us who got out there and protested were called by The Washington Post "nativists" in their pro-day labor site editorial.
We need something or else the problem will get worse.
Social Media campaign is another idea.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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We need something or else the problem will get worse.
Social Media campaign is another idea.
IMHO when things really hit the fan; it's gonna be bad, real bad. If I was any kind of illegal alien; I'd lay REAL low and make damn sure to speak English if possible.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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We do something like mass protests around the USA to send a massage illegals are not welcome here or start boycotting businesses who use illegals .
No more American grown veggies, pork, or chicken for you.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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No more American grown veggies, pork, or chicken for you.
What's that supposed to mean?
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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We do something like mass protests around the USA to send a massage illegals are not welcome here or start boycotting businesses who use illegals .
That is the job of the government. We passed a amnesty in the 80's and that was final. We just need to wait for government to do its job and stay alert line when Bush tried to pass another. Boycotts do not work but you can report them as its still the law.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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No more American grown veggies, pork, or chicken for you.
Actually, so much of the work is being mechanized that unskilled and uneducated labor doesn't have the place in this the way it did.

SO many people are trying to buy local and healthy now and with the premium that people are willing to pay, this opens up a whole new market. The Amish provide a wealth of fruits and vegetables, etc. as do local farmers.

Those industrial farms in western KS use the illegal labor as do the meat processing/dog food businesses here. I know some other businesses. When they are paying minimum wage for production work, you can kind of guess who can afford to work there since they live two and three families to a dwelling and all those benefits for the anchor babies.

I guess you would want to know who e-verifies to begin with when deciding who to do with business with.

I do regularly write my congress people. Here, to go out and protest with the high number of illegals and the businesses that support them, it could be very dangerous especially since many of these people have criminal backgrounds and not a lot to lose.

Would it help to protest? I do not believe it would. Some how, we must get people in political positions that will get this done.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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That is the job of the government. We passed a amnesty in the 80's and that was final. We just need to wait for government to do its job and stay alert line when Bush tried to pass another. Boycotts do not work but you can report them as its still the law.
But government does not want them to leave.
We need take manner into our own hands.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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American Patrol, more than 10 years ago, organized protests against illegal immigration at the Los Angeles Federal Building. Things got dicey when organizations such as NCLR, Brown Berets, etc. started showing up and physically assaulting people.
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