Quote: Originally Posted by tracy
I have to argue with one point. The jobs most of these illegals are taking would never be open to legal immigrants and they would never be taken by Americans because the employers don't pay minimum wage. If illegal immigrants didn't do them, no one would. Even for minimum wage, I think you'd be hardpressed to get many Americans on welfare to go out and do the agricultural work that illegals are doing for less. The problem is with the employer.
Which is another point I forgot to bring up in my last post, yet at the same time I have to disagree:
As Eagle pointed out, besides the things I mentioned above which contradicts the whole border jumping situation (Giving things to the illegals over those seeking legal access) the employers who hire these people should face very serious charges and possibly loose their companies.... heck if it was me, I'd throw them in jail for a few years while I was at it.
But I would disagree with nobody wanting to do the jobs, such as legals and home-grown citizens. If these people sought out those jobs, they in turn would also (With their educated ways in the jobs they seek) would know very well their rights, minimum wage limitations, and eventually would force these companies to walk the line and fly straight or get told on and face massive fines or loose the company all together.
And these companies moaning that they would go out of business in the first place if they had to pay more to their employees is absolute BS. They only want to keep that nice little % of profit they're used to getting from using illegals. If they knew how to properly run their companies in the first place, they wouldn't have to worry about going out of business if they treated their workers fairly. Other companies which are working ligit seem to be doing just fine..... what's their problem?
Nobody would want to do those jobs? Well we got plenty still working at MacDonals year in and year out, and if MacDonald's can still hold employees as it does, any company can.
There's plenty of part-time jobs here in Nova Scotia alone where people who can't find something steady will work the seasonal jobs out in fields, such as berry picking and the sort..... and the people I knew who did these jobs each year were born and raised here in Nova Scotia. Saying that no Americans would want to do these jobs is somewhat narrow-viewed imo.
It all boils down to Garbage in - Garbage out. If you don't give good pay, good benifits to the people you hire and you don't seek out those who are ligitamatly qualified for the job, then you are adding to the problem, and of course if you are offering below minimum wage, then of course nobody in the US will work the jobs.
And people will work the jobs if the requirements are met by the majority. Saying that nobody else will do the job makes no sense, because if that was the case, the job would not exist in the first place.... and machines would be doing it.
To me, the illegals all have to be thrown out of the country, the companies which employ them need a severe crack down on them and those running them thrown in jail. Bring in a new system which is a lot more hard-line and effective in enforcement. Make sure there are employment guidlines which are manditory for all companies in the country, which is enforced and regulated annually.... and eventually the loopholes and other incentives which seem to fuel these people to jump the borders illegally will vanish and will have no other choice but to go through the normal legal process of entering the country.... or face immediate removal from the country in question.
If there was a system that worked efficiently on the cracking down of the illegal immigrants working, and the companies employing them, then I am pretty sure in the long run, more money would be saved in taxes and other spending by the government in the already existing systems which are failing everyday as we speak.