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Old 02-16-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This is a prelude of things to come nationwide as more U.S. citizens are unemployed, while illegal aliens continue to work. As desperation mounts, violence will erupt.


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ANDERSON, S.C. -- Some people call it racial profiling without a reason, others say it's a suspicious circumstance.

For the second day in a row, on Thursday protesters gathered at an Anderson construction site, demonstrating against what they claim are illegal workers. Protesters, out-of-work bricklayers, were across the street from the site on Wednesday and Thursday.

They are calling on officials to take a closer look at immigration status of the workers who are doing brick and block work on the job, since most appear to be Hispanic. "This is not about color or nothing like that. It's about jobs," one protester told WYFF News 4.

When the protesters gathered on Wednesday, many of the masonry workers left the job site. "If they had nothing to hide, they should have stuck around," protester Chad Summerall said. "You can see they have plenty of brick to lay."

A spokesman from Gov. Mark Sanford's office said that there is no funding designated for enforcement of the law. Anderson city leaders say because of that, they have to rely on the word of those supervising the worksite. "They just gave us a written verification in the form of e-mail that it has been verified," Abraham said.

Lazer Construction, the general contractor, told WYFF News 4 that its subcontractor handling the brick work, J&H Masonry, has made assurances that all those on the job are here legally.

J&H Masonry has not responded to phone calls.
Unemployed Bricklayers: Workers Are 'Illegal' - Greenville News Story - WYFF Greenville (http://www.wyff4.com/news/18703006/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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since most appear to be Hispanic. "This is not about color or nothing like that. It's about jobs," one protester told WYFF News 4.
Thank God it is not about things like that.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Ah, so everify is being done on the honor system. What a great way for local government to wash its hands of the illegal immigration problem!
Our government is screwing us over in favor of $$ from businesses big and small. I wonder what it will take for people to wake up to that fact?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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This is a prelude of things to come nationwide as more U.S. citizens are unemployed, while illegal aliens continue to work. As desperation mounts, violence will erupt.




Unemployed Bricklayers: Workers Are 'Illegal' - Greenville News Story - WYFF Greenville (http://www.wyff4.com/news/18703006/detail.html - broken link)
You automatically assume these workers are illegal because they look hispanic?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You automatically assume these workers are illegal because they look hispanic?
Well, I did when it said they left when protestors moved in. Please tell why else they would leave?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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You automatically assume these workers are illegal because they look hispanic?
No, I am NOT one of the protesters. However, they have made themselves look rather suspect by leaving the worksite. Legal residents generally donít flee -- just like innocent suspects.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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Bricklayers? Block masons? What gives? I thought President Bush was against fences....and didn't President Obama recently say he wanted to 'tear down walls' between people? So why all the fuss about bricklayers?..

What am I missing here? (and NO, I am NOT 'plastered'...just confused)..
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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No, I am NOT one of the protesters. However, they have made themselves look rather suspect by leaving the worksite. Legal residents generally donít flee -- just like innocent suspects.
You are indeed correct.

If a group of people have nothing to hide: why would they walk off their jobs if a bunch of peaceful protesters were doing their thing?
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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You are indeed correct.

If a group of people have nothing to hide: why would they walk off their jobs if a bunch of peaceful protesters were doing their thing?
OK so they walked away. Maybe they don't want trouble. I think the big question is why didn't the protesters start working and laying bricks? If it is about jobs, and the protesters either want jobs or know people that need jobs... why didn't they offer to do the work? At the end of the day what did this accomplish? Now city has a delayed project at the expense of tax payers with nothing proved for either cause.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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OK so they walked away. Maybe they don't want trouble. I think the big question is why didn't the protesters start working and laying bricks? If it is about jobs, and the protesters either want jobs or know people that need jobs... why didn't they offer to do the work? At the end of the day what did this accomplish? Now city has a delayed project at the expense of tax payers with nothing proved for either cause.
Were the protesters in question even offered jobs on the spot? If not and they started laying brick; said individuals could be hauled off for trespassing and probable vandalism charges as well.
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