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Immigration and the underclass
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:magnante, 2/14/2014 8:42:49 AM

I suppose we owe US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue thanks for his candor on immigration. (snip) "Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions." Let´s unpack that statement. What kinds of qualifications are necessary for low- or unskilled positions? In fact, a willingness to work -- to show up on time, apply oneself with reasonable diligence and learn through experience -- is the sole qualification for such positions. Although Donohue does not say so, the sad fact is that many, many Americans who are

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/14/2014 9:33:44 AM     (No. 9732168)

AND,

What people, including my congressman, don´t seem to understand is,

1). When the illegals are given amnesty they will either form unions, and strike for higher wages, or,

2). Go on welfare with the rest of the bums, which will continue the flow of illegals across our borders.

The CEOs are bribing our lawmakers with TONS of money, because they want cheap labor, with the taxpayers paying for their employees health care, and their off springs educations (such a bargain!), when they should be applying those funds to automation technology: automating fruit, and vegetables picking, for example CAN be done.

I get SO frustrated watching all that taking place.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/14/2014 10:42:25 AM     (No. 9732263)

Many years ago when my parents were visiting from the old country, my mother was surprised to see a man drive up in a brand new Mercedes and fill up the tank himself. Her old world question was "If he can afford such a car can´t he afford full service gas?" I gently pointed out to her that in this country he could afford a Mercedes BECAUSE he pumped his own gas. That is the magic of America. It still stands.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/14/2014 7:37:14 PM     (No. 9733006)

Right now illegal aliens have little choice in this country but to work for low wages because they are not eligible to participate, generally, in the US social welfare network of benefits. Once legalized, and made eligible for those benefits and services, and with human nature being what it is, common sense will tell you that a big percentage of them will no longer be pleased as punch to work for such low wages.

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