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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Of course they get hired, why else would they come here? Who else will work hard for $8/hour, live six to a room and think that they are rich enough to send half of their pay home?
    Lazy bastards.

    And this why we keep them coming.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyPaladin View Post
    It relates because there's been some argument about my wording when I used the word "racist". I understand that there are people of the same race that immigrate to Canada and the Us that speak different languages, and so I was just clarifying for anyone who saw that post that that's what I meant when I said racist.
    Oh, I see now.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I agree with some of the points in your post, but we DON'T have an endless supply of jobs, and you HAVE to crack down hard on illegal immigration or else it will never stop. Some employers will actually seek them out just because they save on paying taxes themselves, and they get to skeeve them out of a living wage.

    I wonder if other countries have the problems with illegal immigration that we have?
    Yes, ironically Mexico does.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Exactly, a lot of times illegal immigrants come here for jobs and send the money back home to their families because the families do not accompany them, so they are NOT really contributing to the economy too much under those circumstances either.
    Does not follow. They still pay taxes and contribute. And a good number stay.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Lazy bastards.

    And this why we keep them coming.
    Lol! Thing is, you don't know who is productive and who isn't when you have no qualifications and its just a free for all.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Does not follow. They still pay taxes and contribute. And a good number stay.
    How many times do I have to say this? You don't know this information. Hence the term "undocumented."

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Yes, ironically Mexico does.
    Well, I'd be very interested in seeing a link to that.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Lol! Thing is, you don't know who is productive and who isn't when you have no qualifications and its just a free for all.
    Do you think it matters? Like said, they get hired. If they were truly a burden, we'd have ended this problem decades ago. There's a reason we haven't.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Oh, I see now.
    Awesome! I'm glad I could clarify.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How many times do I have to say this? You don't know this information. Hence the term "undocumented."
    Of course we have a good idea. They work for people. We know as much as we want to know.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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