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Old 02-03-2008, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Tough laws in other states drive many immigrants to Texas | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (broken link)

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Some of the new residents are working as day laborers in Houston including Oscar Jeovani Fernandez, a 36-year-old Honduran native who left Oklahoma.

He said he is lucky now if he can work two or three days and earn $150 a week — a far cry from his steady job pulling down $600 a week hanging wallboard for a home builder near Tulsa.
Wow. Talk about taking a pay cut.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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Maybe ask him how it feels now.
My neighbor was making $18 per hour hanging drywall in the early 90’s then his boss hired some Mexicans for $6.
I think it’s about time the Mexicans found out how it feels to get a pay cut.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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Texas had better follow with some tough laws of their own or they are going to be in real trouble!
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Texas had better follow with some tough laws of their own or they are going to be in real trouble!
Texas will do just that.

Even the US citizen 'Hispanics' there tend to be Texans first and Latinos second.

Not many people know this; but several of the defenders of the Alamo were of Mexican background.

Last edited by ArizonaBear; 02-03-2008 at 06:57 AM..
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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ALL states need to get on board...
and they all need to INFORCE...
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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Excellant, another one down
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Texas will be the last state (along with California, I'd guess) to do anything about it. Too many politicians want the Hispanic vote.

A while back there was an article about Rick Perry on this issue and you'd have sworn he was running for President of Mexico reading the interview.

Nothing will ever change as long as he's running the state.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Texas will be the last state (along with California, I'd guess) to do anything about it. Too many politicians want the Hispanic vote.

A while back there was an article about Rick Perry on this issue and you'd have sworn he was running for President of Mexico reading the interview.

Nothing will ever change as long as he's running the state.
I strongly suspect as the illegals keep thinning out elsewhere that both Calif and Tx will be 'nudged' to do something about theirs-------even if it takes Federal pressure.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Maybe ask him how it feels now.
My neighbor was making $18 per hour hanging drywall in the early 90’s then his boss hired some Mexicans for $6.
I think it’s about time the Mexicans found out how it feels to get a pay cut.
Great point, RedNC!

Also, how can those Pro-Illegal Goons claim no American will do that work for about 600 bucks a week?
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I strongly suspect as the illegals keep thinning out elsewhere that both Calif and Tx will be 'nudged' to do something about theirs-------even if it takes Federal pressure.
We can only HOPE and PRAY, ArizonaBear!
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