reply to post by TheRedneck
So you would be fine with a program I just described in my other reply...a fast and easy work permit program.
Show up at a boarder checkpoint...sign your name...get a LEGAL work permit, get a Tax ID, and enter the country???
Then no one is illegal...they can't work for below minimum wage or work in jobs that don't follow OSHA...it will come down to simply who is the best
and hardest worker.
I'm also curious to your opinion about Obama's newest policy...granting work permits to educated, contributing members of our society who have
broken no law???
But to address your specific points.
I cannot work for less than $7.25 an hour, even if I want to. Illegal immigrants can, because they are already breaking the law and "on the
You could if you really wanted to...it isn't illegal to work for less than minimum wage...it's just illegal to pay less than minimum wage.
Illegal immigrants have no home, no roots, no ties to the community; I do. Their wages can include room and board (20 people to a house?) while
I already have my house (and most have a house payment).
Again...this is your choice vs the choice of someone who is determined to sacrifice to work for the benefit of others in their family. What I hear
you saying is that they are more determined to work than you are because you aren't willing to give up your cushy life to compete with them.
Illegal immigrants do not have to file taxes. Some do, I know, but not the ones who are unfairly working for below minimum wage... to do so is
a guarantee they will be removed from their job and probably deported!
The wages they get paied are most likely taxed...there are many ways companies get around this...but companies have to show the money went somewhere.
There are a few common methods...show the pay under the owners name...it is taxed, then he takes what's left over and distributes it to the
"illegals"....pay one "legal" immigrant double on the books, give him a small kickback for the extra tax burden, and distribute the rest to the
It is a myth that "illegals" pay no taxes....no company can just take money out of their account and pay people without showing where that money
Illegal immigrant employers do not have to worry about discrimination lawsuits, labor laws, OSHA, or a host of other government regulations
that I am subject to.
Making work permits easy to get solve this problem 100%. I just don't think you would support it.
It is illegal, and allowing some to break a law while not allowing all to break the law is unfair and unjust.
But people are resistant to change the laws to make it easier to enter legally...so it isn't JUST because they are "illegal"...it is because they
are here period.
An unlevel economic playing field.
The only way to fix that is to make it extremely easy to enter and work legally.
The disrespect of changing a local language that has existed just fine for over 200 years.
Oh give me a break...thousands of years of Native culture wiped out and we are supposed to revear 200 years of an invading culture???
Think of it this way...the culture is just looking for equilibrium
The undocumented may well be undesirables... true terrorists, felons, insurgents, criminals.We don't know because there is no chance to find
And that can all be solved if the process to become legal and on the books was made very easy for all to enter who want to work.
A struggling economy already means precious resources and jobs we cannot spare at this time are being given to those who simply waded across a
ditch, because they waded across a ditch.
A struggling economy will reward the most determined and hardest workers.
We should be a country where we want the best...not a country where we want those who aren't the best but feel they are entitled because of their
geographical birth location.
The concern that the explosion in population may damage our infrastructure, because it was not designed to handle such an influx.
We've handled population surges before...we are capable of handling it again.
You make it seem like America is such a pathetic country that can't improve their infastructure...that's a shame.
The lack of reciprocity from the country the illegals are coming from.
Who cares??? As long as we are getting some hard workers that outperform our lazy populace....we win.
After reading all of that...it still seems that the core reason for you is that you know they will out perform many Americans and you just don't like
the idea of that.