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Old 10-17-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The economy is accomplishing what the feds cannot.

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- 'We're not making it'
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by 1AngryTaxPayer View Post
The economy is accomplishing what the feds cannot.

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- 'We're not making it'
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During the recent housing boom, many Latinos traded their $8-to $10-per-hour jobs in hotels and restaurants for work in construction that paid $12 to $30 per hour.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, in 2006 two out of every three new construction jobs went to Latinos, most of them immigrants.
Notice how the author (obviously pro-illegal) perpetually calls them latinos/"immigrants" instead of what they really are: ILLEGAL ALIENS.

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Families who lived modestly were able to buy cars and homes, and there was even enough money to go out to dinner once in a while. Mothers could stay home with their children instead of going to work. They got a taste of middle-class life.
Six years ago, Ricardo Rodríguez left his $9-per-hour job at a restaurant to make $20 per hour installing floors for a contractor. His wife stopped working and dedicated herself to caring for their young son.
Now you can find Rodríguez unemployed, standing outside a San Diego Home Depot with dozens of other idled construction workers. Last month he took in just $240.
He has submitted job applications to hotels and restaurants.
“If it's only about making enough to eat, we can do that in Mexico,” Rodríguez said. Many immigrants are not just talking of going back, some have already done so. Without work to pay rent and less money to send home to their families, some immigrants have returned to Mexico, according to many workers and contractors.
Further proof that they are significant contributors to the mortgage fraud/housing bubble and our economic collapse. The blessing in all of this? They are getting the hell out of our country and going back where they belong.

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Old 10-17-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Good riddance! They can't leave soon enough for me.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Good riddance! They can't leave soon enough for me.
I couldn't agree more. I'm sure they thought simply because they depressed American wages by providing cheap labor that this day would never come. Now that the shoes of unemployment and struggling to make ends meet is on their feet, they are realizing that in the shoe store of economic down turn one size fits all.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They interviewed many in border towns that said if the remittances died off they would have to come to the US to look for work? HUNH? I guess news travels rather slow. There is no work.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Mexifornia (for now)
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They interviewed many in border towns that said if the remittances died off they would have to come to the US to look for work? HUNH? I guess news travels rather slow. There is no work.
Don't forget that they'll probably have plenty of anchor babies to milk whatever they can get out of the welfare system despite having no stable occupation or residence.

Unfortunately, basic economics doesn't always translate well to illegals and potential illegals.
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