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Old 05-22-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Theyre not settlign there. They are just working there for the most part temporarily.
And their presence is forcing down the wages and allowing dangerous working conditions without proper safety gear.

Us Americans (of any race/ethnicity) do not tolerate being treated as 19th Century Irish; oftentimes, slaveowners back then preferred to use the Irish immigrants for the truly dangerous jobs because their Black slaves were too valuable.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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You are not making a strong argument. How are the local gonna take the jobs back when the illegals work for much less and without benefits? The problem is they don't leave. If they did, there wouldn't be millions of illegals in this country.
Who said the locals want their jobs back? There are still 10s of thousands in the Houston area and other cities. Some have no interest in returning to New Orleans.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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No....it wasnt mexicans that ruined new orleans, it was hurricane katrina. and that was a natural disaster.
Exactly. Any rebuilding taking place is an improvement.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Why? If the people of New Orleans aren't interested in rebuilding it, then why should it be rebuilt? Yes it may have been a great American city -- but that's what it should stay -- an American city. Better to have it be a bit smaller but still American than huge and not-American.
Yeah why rebuild one of this country's top port cities. Let's also forget about its significance to the oil industry not to mention its oil reserves. If locals are not interested in rebuilding then someone has to do it. Even in tough times like today Americans are not flocking to the city in droves to rebuild it. But maybe you have a point and it should be smaller. After all, look at what happened to Galveston after it was nearly destroyed. At the time that it was destroyed it was the third largest city in the country. Even more than 100 years later it is nothing more than a big/small coastal city.
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