Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
short of engaging in immoral/illegal behavior, most of us would work for a fair wage
but if you want the work to be done cheaply, hire a illegal ... that's what they're here for
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
Up here in Washington state the apple growers are entirely dependent on migrant farm workers to pick their apples. It is a fact of life.
How many here have relatives that relocate to farm regions during their crop production? Or for that matter how many here follow the seasonal production of crops?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Why not go after those who employ illegal immigrants, toss a few in jail? They're the ones causing the problem. I mean, talk about cynical, self-serving greed! Lock 'em up, confiscate their businesses and see how fast the whole problem gets solved.
He who knows the least obeys the best.
the old adage beggars cant be choosy.....
also....so many talk about minimum wage, and low paying jobs on here
if no one is willing to do at $ 9.00 an hour, the company will be forced to pay more, or shut down
it might cause some prices to spike (especially produce and meats) but it is the cure that ails all
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Americans did every job in America before the Mexicans showed up to steal those jobs. Pretending that Americans won't do those jobs is absolute nonsense.
comparative advantage is a fundamental economic truism. why should you spend your resources fulfilling demand when it can be fulfilled elsewhere cheaper. the invisible hand is going to cause purchases to be made from the cheaper vendor
but i would submit there are a massive number of jobs that cannot be moved to where cheaper workers are available. which is why we should not allow cheaper illegals to be able to continue to work here. it depresses the wage rate for our under-skilled American citizens