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Old 12-20-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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What was that about jobs Americans won't do?

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LOS ANGELES -- A year ago, a day-laborer center adjacent to a Home Depot here teemed with Latin American immigrants who showed up and found a sure day's work painting, gardening or hauling.

These days, more than immigrants are packing the Hollywood Community Job Center: Unemployed Americans are joining them. There's little work for anybody.

"Everybody is coming to look for work," says Rene Jemio, outreach coordinator for the hiring hall. "It's not just your average immigrant anymore; it's African-Americans and whites, too."

For the first time in a decade, unskilled immigrants are competing with Americans for work. And evidence is emerging that tens of thousands of Hispanic immigrants are withdrawing from the labor market as U.S. workers crowd them out of potential jobs. At least some of the foreigners are returning home.
U.S. Workers Crowding Out Immigrant Laborers - WSJ.com
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Better us (Americans/green cards of all races/ethnicities) than a bunch of illegal aliens.

Especially with the coming anti illegal alien backlash in even 'bleeding heart' UnAmerican California.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I'll make sure Durbin and Obama receive a copy of this article. Just in case they think that we are going to allow 20 million illegal alien peasants to be granted citizenship.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Pa
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What it says is ICE is having an effect. Employers are less inclined to hire illegals and Americans are willing to do a faiir days work for a fair days pay....
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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What it says is ICE is having an effect. Employers are less inclined to hire illegals and Americans are willing to do a faiir days work for a fair days pay....
Further proof that there are no jobs that Americans will not do.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Further proof that there are no jobs that Americans will not do.
Exactly. There are jobs many of us would rather not do if given an option but very few that we would not do no matter what. Starve or work? They will work if the job is available and it is a fair wage.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Exactly. There are jobs many of us would rather not do if given an option but very few that we would not do no matter what. Starve or work? They will work if the job is available and it is a fair wage.
Agreed. Illegal aliens should be held to the same standards in their own countries. If we seal our border it will leave them no other choice. They don't come here out of necessity, they come here en mass out of greed. Apparently, they are too cowardly to demand a livable wage in their own country.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Just maybe if not given the easy route of illegal entry they will force change within their own countries. Necessity is the mother of invention...
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What was that about jobs Americans won't do?



U.S. Workers Crowding Out Immigrant Laborers - WSJ.com
This isn't a good thing. It's a sign of the times we're having.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This isn't a good thing. It's a sign of the times we're having.
Yes, and perhaps a blessing in disguise.
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