a reply to: AboveBoard
And who is really at fault here then? The immigrants being used for low cheap wages, or those that hire them? What is your field, if I may ask? What
kind of job would work best for you? (Also, please look at the last lines of my second post above - please read them again...) We are making illegals
the "bad guys" and victimizing them, when the reality is, they are being used for profit. Who is to blame? The ones looking for a better life and a
path to Citizenship, or the one's making a lot of money off of them, and keeping the cost of fruit and chicken down for the rest of us? - AB
The illegals are at fault for coming, the companies for hiring them, and the governments for not enforcing the laws ( I say governments because . . .
the Mexican government pushes it, the American gov doesn't enforce the laws, and state gov's enable it).
Well, I am a former salesman, teacher, coach, soldier, and police officer. There are many things I am willing and able to do (short of teaching
under NCLB or being a cop for corrupt governments). The fact is, I need an entry level job in any field I pick just about, and being a white educated
man, nobody is hiring. And yes, in some fields (like farm hand - you know seasonal migrant work typically) I cannot get hired because they would have
to pay me min wage.
I did read it and appreciate that line of thought as well. But I would go a step further too. We are as a whole willing to accept and help those who
come here legally to be Americans.
By definition, the illegal aliens are the bad guys. They are attempting to start here by breaking the law. Once you break that first 'small' law,
then it is that much easier to break more.
I'll give you an actual scenario that I worked as a police officer. A DUI case. The car (one of many driving back from a club outside of town) is
all over the road and ends up taking out a large sign pole and the front section of a small business (luckily it was 2am and workers didn't come in
until 4am - doughnut shop). The driver left on foot and ran and hid. He did not do so because he was DUI, but because he was an illegal alien and
had no license. Thus he should not have been driving anyways. Oh, he was 19. His girlfriend did not leave the scene, which is why we had the info on
him. So he came here illegally, learned to drive without a license (which means not necessarily knowing the rules of the road etc..., and if he would
have been visiting from Mexico he would have had a Mexican DL which is accepted in the US with VISA paperwork etc...), was drinking underage, DUI, and
fled the scene. Yes, he was deported.
But no, the primary ones to blame are the governments that do not enforce the laws they make. I you arrest an illegal alien . . . deport them.
Should we go looking for them? No, why bother? If they aren't coming to our attention, let them fly under the radar. But if they break another law
(such as littering, speeding, shooting someone, robbery, etc...) then they get a short stay in county and a trip back to Mexico (or other originating