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The media keeps saying Illegals take the jobs Americans don't want. Do you think they just work on the farm?

In my area I notice they are doing home and commercial construction, lawn care, fish cannery work on our coast, and work inside meat processing plants. Of course they are heavily employed in agricultural jobs. They are not just taking farm worker jobs. I forgot, we have a huge gang problem they also are heavily involved with.

Asked By: BC - 7/11/2010
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They are taking all kinds of jobs. None work my farm that is for sure. but think about it. Some of these illegals have been here for over 20 years, received college educations on our money and are not working fast food jobs anymore. They are taking over construction, meat processing plants, and jobs that require... More
Answered By: Country Gal - 7/11/2010
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Meat processing, factories, farms are the most common exploiters of Illegals, and while I hate that it goes on, it does keep the price of our almighty "stuff" down to a less outrageous price.
Answered By: Republicans make me anxious - 7/11/2010
 
That is totally inaccurate when they say it. What they aren't saying is the jobs Americans don't want for the below minimum wage that is being offered, which is illegal for the businesses to do. It would be better to say illegals take the jobs that don't want to pay the minimum wages required by law to citizens.
Answered By: Amanda - 7/11/2010
 
Times are tough... More
Answered By: stanleys_2001 - 7/11/2010
 
If the people who hired them were heavily fined and convicted of a new crime [call it 'aiding and abetting illegals' ... or something like that] which had a hefty prison sentence then I believe there would be less illegals prepared to take their chances in America. The trouble is that the people who employ them may... More
Answered By: SERENAZ - 7/11/2010
 
Not saying they don't take these jobs as well. I am curious though, how did you develop this ability to look at someone and be able to determine their immigration status by just how they look? ICE would love for you to share this ability with them I am sure...as they have to do background checks and verify papers in... More
Answered By: Donna - 7/11/2010
 
No they take a lot of different jobs from us Americans. Deport illegals!
Answered By: mizzshopper - 7/11/2010
 
No. They work in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, schools, factories and private homes as landscapers, maids and nannies. But, wherever they work, their status as i****************s keeps them from being protected by U.S. labor laws which means they can be worked for any number of hours for less than minimum wage in... More
Answered By: socrates - 7/11/2010
 
We have to quit fooling ourselves on this myth that they take only jobs Americans don't want. They take the same jobs at a lesser wage, would be the correct answer. Also, it does not keep the price of anything down. It just makes the employer richer. I know that you can figure out why. More employees, more production... More
Answered By: Tirebiter - 7/11/2010
 
They always lie.
Answered By: Sara jane - 7/11/2010
 
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