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originally posted by: tovenar
a reply to: oloufo
Yeah making fun of it doesn't make it less true. Massive immigration benefits the ownership class at the direct expense of blacks and the non-degree holders.
You can't realistically get a conctruction job in a major Tx city unless you are illegal. The foremen cut a deal with La Familia, who provide workers. The workers make $20 an hour, but have to give $12 an hour back as a "mordida" to the contractor and the Mexican mob. And no workers comp or unemployment.
There are a lot of young black men (heck, a lot of brown ones too) who would be grateful for an honest $20/hr.
Interestingly, it is the Republican Party in Texas that takes the big money from construction firms and the Hotel industry (where there is a similar arrangement with Mexican cartels to provide below-market housekeeping.). In 2012 there were three republican primary candidates for governor, and all three pledged to keep the immigrants coming.