posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:06 PM
Yes, absolutely. Illegals DO work harder than the average American worker. But keep in mind the sort of work that illegal immigrants traditionally
do: yard work, construction work, menial labor of all sorts.
Unscrupulous employers are exploiting the illegal immigrant labor pool. They give jobs to illegals at wages that are, typically, far below the wage
that the same employer could hire Americans at.
Consider that the illegal worker is at the mercy of his employer. If the employer chooses to cheat or even not pay his illegal worker, what recourse
does the illegal worker even have? Knowing this, I would suppose that the illegal worker probably works his tail off trying to gain the favor of his
"employer" and to make himself otherwise indispensable.
It's a sad state for the illegal worker. In essence, he is allowing himself to be used as slave labor and it's sadder still that his alternative is
I don't fault the illegal worker for wanting a better life. I fault the Mexican government for economically raping their people for the last several
centuries and I fault the American government for standing idly by and taking advantage of these people while actually being in bed with the Mexican