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Why do so many people think illegal aliens only do jobs that Americans don't want?

In many states they have taken over the construction industry. Don't we need construction jobs for Americans? Not everyone goes to college. These illegals are not just picking fruit & cleaning toilets.

Asked By: John - 2/24/2010
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It has been demonstrated that less than 3% of illegals actually work in agriculture... More
Answered By: pachl@sbcglobal.net - 2/24/2010
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Don't confuse cons with people.
Answered By: Holy Cow! - 2/24/2010
 
dont blame them, blame the greedy corparate a-hole that didnt hire you
Answered By: David - 2/24/2010
 
That is propaganda from people who support the hiring of illegal aliens, so they do not have to pay their workers a living wage.
Answered By: Mixed nuts - 2/24/2010
 
I want them working at the Mexican restaurants, and mowing my lawn.
Answered By: Docker - 2/24/2010
 
They're only willing to pick fruit & cleaning toilets while they're illegal, not so much if they're allowed to be made legal.
Answered By: libs, almost as smart as lint - 2/24/2010
 
It is an assumption that only some people make. Try putting together facts when presenting an argument.
Answered By: Joe - 2/24/2010
 
I think that when unemployment was 4.0%, no American citizen wanted to do the dirty work. Now that unemployment is over 10%, those same citizens might be glad to do the dirty work or anything else rather that sit at home and waste away because there is no work out there. I noticed a road work crew yesterday that was... More
Answered By: Rick31 - 2/24/2010
 
you are correct i'm a union laborer and in my local there are maybe 5% white guys the rest is mexican.every where i look the mexican is working while i sit home ,now the union checks i.d. #'s ,but it is real easy to go to sanfrancisco and buy a green card .if the manager is mexican he or she will hire mexicans.
Answered By: chuck the 3rd - 2/24/2010
 
This is one of those arguments put out there to depend employing illegals. I have no doubt there ARE some jobs that Americans don't want but I believe the overwhelming majority would do most that are currently held by illegals. So where's the rub? Wages. US workers want, at least a fair, competitive wage. However, many... More
Answered By: RWLake - 2/24/2010
 
Construction work is not easy. All of the people I've seen yelling about illegal imigration and job loss are 'so concerned' that an illegal imigrant is going to take a 40k job with full corporate benefits... More
Answered By: pioneer_grrrl1979 - 2/24/2010
 
Sad but true, unfortunately you probably won't catch any politicians saying that because its too politically incorrect, which is also sad
Answered By: Jeanmarie - 2/24/2010
 
Well come on down south...If u wanna work in the field on 100 degree day and make 25 bucks a day.
Answered By: Demagod - 2/24/2010
 
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