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Why do we continously hear that illegals aren't taking jobs from Americans?

Yet, we also see many articles where illegals have jobs in which an American could have been working in places that chose to hire illegals instead. For instance: Federal and local law enforcement agents raided several warehouses Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport and arrested 24 workers who were allegedly in the country illegally and using phony security badges for jobs on the tarmac, cargo areas and other restricted zones. Federal immigration authorities arrested nine people linked to IFCO Systems and rounded up more than 1,000 i****************s in multistate raids, federal law enforcement officials said. 250 people arrested in an October 23 federal immigration crackdown at 60 Wal-Mart stores in 21 states. Nearly 40 i****************s hired by contractors working on three military bases in Georgia, Virginia and Nevada were arrested over the last three days by ICE. Federal authorities arrested 55 i****************s yesterday at a construction site on Dulles

Asked By: Terry H - 11/8/2007
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Everybody who gets a job, takes it away from someone else (unless it is a job which very few people want like migrant farm worker, or janitor). Now people blame Mexicans. People used to blame Blacks, Jews, Irish, Chinese, and pretty much everyone else. Some people find it very easy to look for scapegoats.
Answered By: ♥Samantha♥ Stickers - 11/8/2007
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My brothers (all three of them) all work in construction. Please tell them that illegals aren't taking those jobs.
Answered By: cincywahine - 11/8/2007
 
every job is a job that americans will do, the question is weather the business owner wnats to pay an american wage,
Answered By: eyesinthedrk - 11/8/2007
 
because when someone says "i****************s don't take jobs away from americans", the vibration of their vocal chords creates compression waves in the air that travel outward. if these compression waves come in contact with your ears, they vibrate your eardrums, and a signal is sent to your brain that converts the... More
Answered By: whales*R*gay - 11/8/2007
 
Samantha, no one is scapegoating Mexicans for anything. If you honestly don't find it objectionable that 20+million Mexicans now illegally reside within the US, with millions more coming every year, then you have even less respect for your country than Mexicans do.
Answered By: Ben C - 11/8/2007
 
I'm not justifying this as an excuse, but there are probably many people, like me, who aren't really at risk for losing their jobs to an illegal immigrant. I have never felt the blow because there aren't a lot of i****************s trying to get accounting positions. Most of my family members are white collar... More
Answered By: Alli - 11/8/2007
 
Another spin to justify being here illegally.
Answered By: margrete o - 11/8/2007
 
This is what the liberal press wants Americans to believe! Most of us know differently but we had to look for honest reports on these issues! Don't forget to express your dissatisfaction in our countries policies at the next election!
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Answered By: Ms.L.A. - 11/8/2007
 
Your question strikes at the heart of the debate. Do illegals take jobs that Americans won't? The easy answer is yes, but peel back the skin and you will see carpenters, electricians, plumbers and more who are; working i****************s. It's similar to right to work states. An illegal immigrant that is familiar with... More
Answered By: ggraves1724 - 11/8/2007
 
I think Eyes whatever his name put it best, American would be willing to do many jobs that Illegals are doing, but not for the stated wage. People are hiring illegals only because of money, not because they think they work harder or many of the other excuses. If you were to give an employer a Legal or illegal to work... More
Answered By: Drake - 11/8/2007
 
illegal aliens are taking the jobs of these UNEDUCATED people. You don't see them trying to get a job in nursing, accounting, and law. If everyone's so fed up with it, then go to college, and when an illegal takes your job then you can complain... More
Answered By: CATFALLINGS - 11/8/2007
 
Oh man! This is the reason why you go to school and get a degree!! So that you don't have to complain about immigrants stealing your construction jobs.
Answered By: Dom - 11/8/2007
 
The Fact is that Illegals are lowering the wages that employers will pay for many jobs--particularly in construction, agriculture, meat packing, and service industries. They will take lower wages than an American would and by doing so are taking a job from an American. There are NO jobs that Americans will not do... More
Answered By: curtis s - 11/8/2007
 
The people reporting these stories or saying that never had to work at walgreens, for a cleaning service, on a roof... More
Answered By: Blue - 11/8/2007
 
Is any job being done buy an illegals have made in the USA on it>???
Answered By: 45 cal - 11/8/2007
 
The pro-illegal group wants us to believe that our country would collapse without ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS, so they LIE a lot!
Answered By: pink1957girl - 11/8/2007
 
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