let me start by saying i dont know #. not about immigration housing or any of it.
just a normal(not really. actually pretty weird) guy that likes to mellow out after a day and think.
lots of illegals coming in. companies hiring illegals so there making wages and not paying taxes. financial assistance in whatever form.
"we're all for 'legal' immigration"... just do it the right way.
borders. founding fathers. the whole deal.
some facts are(based on no research) that people want to come here. some of them are asshole bangers. some are just trying to leach. some are trying
to find a job and do right by their family. i think we can all agree on that.
so instead of zero tolerance in any direction how about a little gray area and a path to quick citizenship for the people that are on the level?
keep in mind i dont know how to do this logistically and i am just talking out loud. this is just a loose outline for a possible solution that needs
to be tightened up a lot.
so the government builds x amount of decent apartments wherever. these are going to be for the instant citizen people.
so so john doe(-----santiago
and his wife and kid want to make a life here. they trek here however and ring the bell at the ole ice office and
declare theyre here to live the life.
lets get through finding out theyre legit. not criminals.
the gov says cool we have a job for you at this foundry. pay is 7 bucks an hour. here is the apartment complex yo u can live at. rent is 200 bucks.
you pay taxes. you live there and work the foundry for 1 year. 18 months whatever. after 18 months youre a citizen and your pay gets bumped to the 1
year wage of that position and your rent goes up to going rate for that area.
stay in the apartment. move to a house. get a different job... whatever.
i was thinking about this because we always hear that they will do jobs Americans wont do. i see a revolving door of entry level positions at my
foundry. it is constant. every now and then one lasts and starts moving up and around... not often
starting wage would be say 14 an hour. so the gov gets them the hookup with the foundry at 50% rate. sounds good to them. they save money and maybe,
JUST MAYBE all the other people that work there might see a little trickle down to our pay for the savings.... that would be a good bonus.
employees are happy
the gov is happy cause they are paying taxes and spending money in the community. yeah they built the apartment complex but theyre getting a couple
bucks a month, plus taxs, plus theyre not hooking up mr santiago with food stamps or keeping him jail.
seems like a saving there.
they are happy
mr santiago is happy cause he and his family have a decent apartment. he has a job and in a short years time he is going to be a citizen and get a
100% pay increase.
does this sound terrible cause i cant decide?
i dont feel like the low wage is taking advantage cause it is a mutual deal. full disclosure. worth it in the end
i feel like it would be taking advantage if only santiago didnt have a clue and thought everyone made his wage...
i just think instead of people going back and forth blaming the right/left or arguing but obama/but trump it would be much cooler to try and see if we
can figure some # out.
of course it is not going to go anywhere further than this board. the gov is not going to read ATS and start implementing our suggestions but if
nothing else it is fun to talk it out.
edit on 19-6-2018 by TinySickTears because: (no reason given)