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    Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Der taking our jobs!!!

    I have yet to see this honestly..I suppose if you were looking to be a maid or fruit picker.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Der taking our jobs!!!

    I have yet to see this honestly..I suppose if you were looking to be a maid or fruit picker.
    I have had to turn down some opportunities because the specific job sectors didn't pay enough, largely because they were populated by illegal immigrants.

    12 hour days, making approximately minimum wage, isn't good pay for eviscerating chickens.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    yeah I don't blame you for not taking that job. I'd have to see much more than minnimum wage to slaughter chickens.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    yeah I don't blame you for not taking that job. I'd have to see much more than minnimum wage to slaughter chickens.
    They are already slaughtered but the job entailed cleaning and processing chicken carcasses.
    Around here the processing plants pay minimum wage for cleaning and about a dollar more for servicing the scald tank.

    Not worth it for a resident but it is for those who live in group housing, basically illegal aliens.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Der taking our jobs!!!

    I have yet to see this honestly..I suppose if you were looking to be a maid or fruit picker.
    They broke my jaw! lol

    How would someone actually know that they lost their job (or didn't get a job) due to illegal immigrants? Not like it's something a boss would be shouting to the world.

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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    They broke my jaw! lol

    How would someone actually know that they lost their job (or didn't get a job) due to illegal immigrants? Not like it's something a boss would be shouting to the world.
    It can be pretty implicit sometimes.

    For instance a lot of the bigger welding companies around here laid off their workforce when the recession hit.
    Now they only seem to hire Hispanic people.
    Very telling, if you ask me.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Nope. But I have lost work to Indians. In India.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Der taking our jobs!!!
    Sure make fun of those who have lost their jobs to illegals. Hopefully you didn't pick a useless degree or one that the labor market is overflowing with

    I have yet to see this honestly.
    I know since Oklahoma enacted its HB 1804 no one has had to worry about illegals taking their jobs.



    I suppose if you were looking to be a maid or fruit picker.
    There is also construction, landscaping,janitorial, factory work, cook and various other jobs.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Not that I am aware of-it is hard to be a licensed attorney in most states and not be legally in the USA.
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    Re: Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    Have you ever lost out on a job due to illegal immigrants?

    No. My husband used to do roofing and framing, and while he didn't lose out on jobs due to illegal immigrants, he did mention several times that wages for such work were kept low because so many illegal immigrants- including many who were skilled, experienced workers- were willing to work so cheap.
    He sometimes had difficulty understanding things, too, because some of the crews he worked on only spoke spanish.
    Who hasn't had this difficulty in our border state?
    The solution is to learn enough spanish to communicate with others in your workplace, and he and I have both done that. Problem solved.

    Ultimately, my husband and I both moved- despite our lack of education (he doesn't even have a GED!)- into more skilled and specialized jobs, where illegal immigrants cannot follow, at least not without work visas.
    I do not begrudge them the miserable jobs we left behind- framing in 100 degree heat; cooking in restaurant kitchens.
    As white people and United States citizens, my husband and I had the ability to use those terrible jobs as springboards to better things.
    Those poor immigrants will remain there and work those jobs until their bodies wear out.
    They can never hope for anything better.

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