posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Openeye
reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
You are so correct! (...on a lot of your posts, for that matter...) I have seen this sort of lie perpetuated for ages. This idea that these
immigrants take jobs Americans won't is total BS.
I would say it is exaggerated, but that does not mean there is truth to the statement.
I live is Los Angeles, and I know a few guys who own their own landscaping companies, I also know a few guys who own landscaping and electrical repair
companies in Arizona. All these guys are white, and their employees are probably about 80% Hispanic, when I asked them about this very issue, they all
told me the same thing. They said, "for every one application we get from a white or black guy, we get 5 from guys who are from central or south
They told me that they hire them because they have better experience, they have better work ethic, they are always on time, and they never take days
Funny enough, they told me whenever they hire a guy who was born and raised in the states, he usually is not around for more than 3 months, because
they always quit, or are fired.
Now regarding the OP, if Israels immigration policies demand you take a depo shot to get into the country, well thats BS, and yes it is discrimination
if only one group or select groups of people are the only ones targeted.
Well, more applications from a group doesn't mean they are the only ones interested. It simply means there are more of them in that place looking
for work. As for work ethic? Depends on the person. In the same hotel with the racist Hispanic housekeeping head, I knew another fellow, also
Hispanic, that was a very good employee, and one of the nicest people I have every had the pleasure to know. Very good friend, warm, caring, honest,
decent. He didn't get along with the other one, either. Plus, a lot of people didn't bother to apply for those housekeeping jobs, simply because
they were so overwhelmingly held by Hispanics, and people knew they would not be welcome. It's very possible that this was a factor for those you
discuss as well. That isn't a slur against any race, either. As stated, I have known some that were great people. The fellow I mentioned above was
one. Several others there were people I considered friends, as well. One of the nicest people I have known was a lady that came from Puerto Rico,
and gained citizenship. Sweet as can be, and arguably one of the most patriotic Americans I have ever known. And, yes, some whites are really lazy
workers. I am related to one like that. The issue here is more one of preserving the country for the citizens, and not allowing sweeping demographic
changes through immigration (legal and illegal), that would most likely bring (as they have in other nations) drastic changes. People that want THIS
country, like the lady I spoke of, great! Those that want to alter the nation, we can do without. If they don't like the country as it is, they
should not immigrate to it. That goes for any country. Any people.
As for this case, it hasn't been proven that there was discrimination, and if there was, well, it is still their country. People can choose some
other place to immigrate to, if they don't like the rules. I can't imagine deciding to move to some other nation, then telling them they had to
change their laws for me. I also think, as stated in one post, that this has ore to do with beliefs than race.