And here I go again…But I really, really, had to address this last comment on yesterday’s post though:
Yeah right. Millions of Americans cannot get jobs, but all these illegal aliens not only have jobs, but they receive all kinds of benefits most Americans cannot receive. It’s all B.S. and they need to be gone! I can’t believe that OBAMA the world’s Savior at my expense is not supporting this bill. This bill should be a Federal Government Bill. It should be the LAW OF THE LAND. If you can’t prove you are a citizen, or applying for citizenship, or here on a Visa, then you need to leave! It is NOT against ANYONE’S Civil Rights that we will not support Illegal Aliens. Wake Up America.
The only people who are against this law are people who are illegal or people who get votes by supporting illegals. Americans do not want illegals here, and if they are working for you, then stop the minimum wage law, and other Americans would be able to work for you.
This is insanity, and I am all for Sanity in America, NOW. Thank you Arizona.
I really do understand the issue with Illegal Immigration. It is a problem. That being said, the way that S.B. 1070 is going about it in its first 2 pages is only fueling ignorant, blind hate.
Some of the other proposals are great…but not good enough.
The person who posted this comment on CBS 2’s Website says, “Americans do not want illegals here, and if they are working for you, then stop the minimum wage law, and other Americans would be able to work for you.”
The Americans that DO want Illegals in the US are Employers who want CHEAP LABOR. It is as simple as Supply and Demand. In the US there exists a Demand for Cheap Labor and Illegal Immigrants Supply it. How to fix it?
People come to the “Land of Opportunity” to create a better life for themselves and for their families. Many risk their lives to do so.
We all have knowledge of this. A person crossing Illegally into the US first must deal with Coyotes. The person or persons that will cross them over the border. Many, many, of these Coyotes will take an innocent person’s life savings, take them to the Cerro, the desert, someplace near the border or just past it and beat them, kill them, rape them, abandon them. Other Coyotes wait until they have gathered a good number and then cross them into the US and leave them on farms or ranches, to work, practically as slaves! They cannot contact family, friends, they are put too many to a shed as living quarters, no washroom, no mess hall, nothing. They are told that they did not have enough money and therefore must work for their freedom. Others are held for ransom. There are many horror stories. And yet, somehow some are able to enter into the US and work.
Those that do arrive and work, go around searching for anything! They just want to work. So, they go to a possible Employer. Now, the employer knows that this person does not have permission to work legally, but that does not bother them. What they see is a big wad of money to line their pockets. Since the person does not have papers, they will work long hours without OT. They will work without breaks. They will go above and beyond for less money than a person who knows they have rights and what they are. The Illegal Employee will tolerate abuse, harassment, anything…they do not want to lose their jobs! They will be threatened if they so much as dare to complain. Threatened how? “I will call Immigration on you!”
What is the result? Money. A Lot of Money for the Employer. No need to pay insurance for an Illegal. No need to pay sick days, or any type of benefits. Pay LESS than Minimum Wage…And here it is! If there does not exist a Minimum Wage Law, guess what? Employers CAN and WILL pay LESS! Hence the NEED for a minimum wage law.
Therefore, if the Employers have access to a Huge profit margin hiring Illegal Immigrants, they will! Now, if there is no Demand. If Arizona and every other state did not have Employers that did this, then there would be absolutely no reason at all or whatsoever for a person to risk everything to cross a border illegally. If they knew that they could not come into the US to create a better life, then why go into the US? Do you see how simple. Again, no Demand, then they Supply stops.
What I am saying is tear into Big Corporate America. Big, Greedy, Corporate America that cares not about their workers, their workers rights, where the workers come from, fairness, or any of those things that may cause them to lose profits. They only care about themselves. They can never, never have too much profit. They could care less about people’s rantings and ravings against Illegals. In fact, the first two pages of S.B. 1070 that deal with the Illegal Immigrant favors Corporate America!
The more we focus on the “Illegals,” then the less we see what the real problem is and how to fix it. They, the Top 5%, are more than happy to fuel the Average American’s Ignorance and Hate. They are more than happy to divert the attention from them, because while we are busy pointing fingers and defending the Individuals, they keep raking in the dough!
The more hatred grows against our brothers and sisters, then the less likely we are to notice their pockets getting fatter…Do we see this? Can we see this?
Enough with the Racism. Enough with the Hatred. Enough with the Pointing of the Fingers. Enough finding Scapegoats. Let’s FIX the problem at its root! The Real Root of it all…as cliché as it is…