I can only speak for the UK and have to say that whilst it is true that a lot of immigrants work hard, there is a little more to it than just jealousy
and laziness when we don't agree with them.
Let me explain. Living costs are very high here in the UK, weather you rent a place or own your own home, you have to pay extortionate amounts to have
a roof over your head.
Food is extremely expensive, it costs a lot to feed a family. Then you will most likely need a car to get to work and on top of that you have to pay
To sum it up: If you are a law abiding normal citizen and just want to live a normal life whilst working to pay for it, you need to earn a certain
amount of money.
Here come the immigrants.
They have no intention to stay here most of the time, they want to earn money to send home and give their families a better life [nice]. Which is
cheaper in their country.
However most of the time, they do not need to live like an average British citizen. You'll find several immigrants [especially illegal ones] sharing a
home and hence the rent. They have nobody to feed but themselves, whilst the rest of the money goes is going out of this country [very bad for our
Furthermore, immigrants [especially illegal ones] don't mind taking far less in wages because of the above reasons. Which means employers favour
immigrants to Brits.
This has a knock on effect that Brits have difficulties finding a job, because by default they NEED to earn more in order to live a normal life and
bring up a family.
Also it is a very lovely myth that immigrants work harder. Yes they certainly seem to at the start, because that is why they came here, to make money.
However a large amount is now on benefits, as soon as they noticed that our idiotic government is giving it away, they stop working.
They sometimes bring their families over and use our free medical service NHS to be treated whilst their family members will get benefits.
No illegal immigrant has paid taxes but they get to receive help.
On top of all that they couldn't care less about our ways of life. They are using this country like a tool.
By all means I do not mean all immigrants. I am one myself, but I have always worked, am married to a Brit, paid taxes and hang out with English
people rather than Germans. I am fully integrated. I know more British history, grammar and general knowledge than a lot of people who were born
I don't think people mind immigrants like myself, it is those that come here, chew and spit out what is left whilst taking jobs with their too good to
be true requirements for employers. If you can't understand why people do not like them then you have not had enough life experience.
edit on 18-6-2012 by Hecate666 because: (no reason given)