Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
The problem is, when they've made these millions upon millions of criminals legal ...what happens with the one who swims the river the DAY AFTER that
is passed? The week after? it's all about giving and handing out to those already here ...while they are blinded to the PROBLEM we will have as much
after, as we do now. They never stop coming ...so what do we do? Open the borders 100% and freely....as no nation in the world has or will do? (For
damn good reasons, I might add) or promise each other that we really really really will do something about enforcement...right after we give free
passes to everyone already here?
After you grant them amnesty, acknowledge their presence, give them fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions - which kind of defeats the
purpose for why they are actively recruited to come across undocumented and take those sub-standard jobs and conditions - THEN they can be ignored,
passed-by, and treated like any legitimate American resident trying to make a fair and honest living.
IF these undocumented immigrant workers truly were not wanted in the US and the political gas-passing about taking steps to keep them out was not just
a bunch of hooey, then Americans must face facts that their information technology is backwards, unsophisticated, and still in the stone ages compared
to more technologically advanced countries, like Mexico, where unauthorized immigrants cannot obtain legitimate employment or government services
without the proper authorizing credentials issued by immigrations services.
Blame them for your economic woes if it helps you make it through your day feeling superior, legitimate, blessed, and truly wanted in your home
country but it is your politicians, corporate leaders, and anyone willing to hire them for cheap labor that are feeding you a crock of crap claiming
they are truly wanting to keep them out of the country. Efforts to stop those immigrants are just a show put on for your benefit and for your vote but
are otherwise meaningless.
Those workers come from a place where the work is hard, the pay is low, working conditions are tough, and benefits are few. Most of them have a good
work ethic, are not lazy, will not complain about getting dirty, and are thankful to make the kind of money offered them there. Many of the services
in their country are cheaper by a factor of 8 to 10 or so - wages as well - and the money they can take back home will go a long way in taking care
of their families. Few benefits are offered for free by their countries and people are thought to be lazy or stupid if they do not go stand in line
and sign-up for those benefits when they are offered to them, which is why you see them taking advantage of the programs offered in the US -
considering a visit to a doctor's office costs under $3 in their home country compared to how much in the US without insurance (?) it is no wonder
they will take advantage of what is offered to them.
And yes, they are being actively recruited to cross the border to go work there. Many if not most of them have promises of jobs with seemingly great
pay before they even consider leaving home to travel into the US just on a whim they can cross over into an unknown land, deal with the cultural and
language barriers, find their way, and make all the right contacts when they arrive. Only the young and adventurous who have big dreams and little or
no prospects at home are willing to take on such bold challenges without promises beforehand.
A few decades back in time those migrant workers could easily get their proper visas to go perform those tasks most American workers mostly refused to
do. Then came minimum wage laws, OSHA regulations, farm labor unions, and other workers' rights actions that made it more desirable to have
undocumented workers performing those task without all the legal bureaucratic rigamarole afforded legitimate workers. When a worker has to present a
phoney Social Security number in order to get a job and have that deducted from their pay, who ultimately complains when thousands of workers pay into
that system and never draw the benefits out?
edit on 5-3-2013 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)