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Old 03-29-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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1010wins.com - NY farmers: We'll Cut Crops If We Lose Immigrants (http://www.1010wins.com/NY-farmers--We-ll-Cut-Crops-If-We-Lose-Immigrants/4101345 - broken link)
Just in case anyone didn't grasp the situation fully, immigrant populations have been growing out of control in suffolk county LI for over a decade. So have property taxes, which have reached historic levels since the over valuation of real estate. Some clever immigrants save enough money for a mortgage, turn it into an illegal boarding house. I believe one of them had over 30 men living in it hot racking. Rent was like $150 a week. Tax free income cash cow. Drinking out of garden hoses, double septic tanks spilling over... hurt the whole neighborhoods property values. Who is the villain? This is a story of a portuguese illegal immigrant exploiting mexican/ guatemalan immigrants.

The vast majority of these characters work for under the table landscaping companies who also have tax free cash cows. Most of the farms that existed on long island are gone because developers offered them millions, against the backdrop of competing against the price of produce imported from chile. Meanwhile, new mcmansions that nobody wants need their lawns mowed, and nobody can afford to own them anyhow because the developer decided one acre of dirt without a house is worth 80k.

Breaks my heart to see how greed destroyed my hometown.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Quite frankly I think it's apalling that businesses admit to employing illegal immigrants. You know, this whole problem is profitable to them. It only hurts US in the pockets. I'm sorry, but I don't akin illegals working here for less than minimum wage to that of slave labor. Slaves di not have a choice in being brought to this country. Illegals DO have a choice and trust me what they do not make in wages, their families MORE than make up for it with the assistance they recieve from the government, so it all works out. I don't here them complaining about slave wages.
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