Originally posted by buster2010
The illegal isn't the problem here your employer was the problem. He could have just said no he is an illegal but didn't so he could pocket more
profit. And I will say this many illegals are willing to work far more harder than a lot of white and blacks are willing to. Because the main reason
why a lot of white and blacks won't take a job is because they say I won't do that job for that kind of money.
I agree entirely about the employer making the wrong decision. But it is still a fact that the reason employers do this, is because the government has
little to no care about it. If laws were enforced and businesses were fined or shut down due to hiring illegals, it wouldn't happen. It really is as
simple as that.
And don't hand me the "won't work for that kind of money" line... in construction, the illegals were making over $17 an hour, working 60 hours a week.
I know many people that would quite literally kill someone for that kind of income. These aren't farm jobs we are talking about. They aren't picking
berries for $10 a day... they are building houses for over $1,000 a week. Do you even live in a state where this is an issue?
And to the gentleman who said to look at myself in my own comfy little life... I have been homeless before. I have had to feed my wife and go hungry
for days at a time while we slept in a car in a truck stop parking lot. You need to quit judging people over the internet. You have no idea what some
of us have gone through, and you sound like a douche-nozzle by assuming anything about me.
Lastly, for the gentleman who said I should be happy my family came here illegally, again, stop assuming. My great-grandfather's family came from
Italy during WW2 and were perfectly legal when they arrived. My grandfather's first action upon arriving in this country was to learn English and join
the Army to help fight the injustices he left behind.
Why do people assume so much?
Just because some people snuck into this country illegally doesn't mean everyone did.
Just because you have lived a nice, soft, cushy lifestyle... doesn't mean that everyone has.
Just because someone has grown-up in America, doesn't mean that they have had it any better than anyone else.
Thank you for the replies, but maybe next time, don't go pointing the blame finger...
The entire point of this topic, is that Right is Right, and Wrong is Wrong. And our country is ignoring what people are doing Wrong (and illegally).
There are two options, and only two options that make sense...
#1- Change the laws...
#2- Enforce the laws as they stand.
It's one or the other... allowing people to ignore the laws is NOT the best course of action. Two wrongs do not make a right, remember? When you make
an example that it is ok to ignore our laws, then they will start picking and choosing which laws to ignore. Criminal activity is usually a build-up.
Most people don't start their criminal careers by robbing a bank, they start when they are a child by stealing candy, etc.
This is the argument I am getting from most of you... "You don't have it as bad as them, so leave them alone when they break the law."
On that thought, most people haven't had it as bad as I have, so please... ignore me while I walk into this bank and make a withdrawl from someone
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