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Old 12-25-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I really can't blame you there.

Low-skilled African-American workers (many, not all) have a reputation of being very difficult, late, and ask for too many luxuries considering the type of work they're doing. Many employers don't want to deal with this, that's why you see many construction firms hiring illegals.

But, it's still not right to hand a potentially good paying job to an illegal immigrant that will send 25-35% of that money back to their country of origin, while one of your own citizens is sitting around unemployed. Hopefully local authority will crack down on illegal aliens soon before it gets too out of hand, right now the current mayor is looking like a joke.
I do tend to agree that illegals have a good work ethic that SOME of our black low-skilled workers need to aspire to. But it is still morally wrong to give ANY job to an illegal who'll send $$$ out of the US when your local economy needs to keep every cent inside the area it can like New Orleans does.

While mayor Ray Nagin does deserve to be called out on this, some of the blame needs to go toward governor Bobby Jindal also. Jindal needs to take more of a proactive role on this.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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1. I don't think you're really of Mexican descent.
And I don't really think you are an American!
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I have witnessed the fact that local, legal citizens are given the first
opportunities to do the work, however over and over, most prove to be to inefficient and /or lazy and need to be let go, to br replaced with migrant
workers that are highly motivated and productive.
Let me put it this way:

If we as a country need a bunch of criminals from SOB (or anyplace else) to wipe our collective butts-------------we do NOT deserve to live as a nation.

If the real reason for our so-called labor shortages was due to the moneyed classes refusing to cough up the $$$---------------the latter can go bankrupt for all I care. Which is happening as we speak with the crashed Stock Market. Oh well.
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