Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Friday, April 07, 2006

Pro-illegal immigration policy doesn’t make sense

If illegal immigrants are willing to take jobs that Americans won’t do, what happens if the government grants them all amnesty and they become citizens? Do they too then become Americans who won’t take these jobs? It seems rather ignorant to believe that they won’t want jobs that otherwise would be unavailable to them because of the illegal status which would include those jobs that supposedly “Americans would do.” Even if they remain in those jobs that “Americans won’t do” with their new legal status they would at least demand higher wages for these jobs, wages which would then be high enough that Americans would then take these jobs. Or by making these 11 million illegal immigrants citizens, wouldn’t we then have to “import” millions more to do the jobs “the new Americans” wont do, and thus recreate the problem we have now? If someone can explain to me how this would not happen, I am more than willing to listen.
Prevent amnesty, protect our borders, and prevent America from becoming Mexico’s welfare state.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a really good point. I have stated before, that if they become citizens and have to pay taxes like the rest of us, then for the most part, I'm cool with it. Will they give up these under the table jobs if they have to claim wages, and will the companies that employ them continue to, now that they'll also have to report.

Mon Apr 10, 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

This is the problem because then we will have to have another 12 million to take these jobs once they can move out of these under the table jobs. Amnesty won't work and neither will the status quo, but more than anything we need HR 4437 to protect our border because we cimplay can not bring in another 12 million.

Mon Apr 10, 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, then it looks like we're caught in a real catch 22. We kick'em out, no one to do the work, we let'em stay, clearly, they'll all quit their jobs and we have no one to do the work, no one else comes in to replace these workers and we have no one to do the work. There is going to have to be a compromise of some sort. I think you mentioned, or someone did, about having prisoners do the work, but can you imagine the protests from said prisoners being forced to do migrant work? I"m sure there is a lawyer ready to argue how unconstitutional that is. I stand by building up the borders now so no more illegals can get in, or at least slowing the flow, and for the rest, if you're in, you're in and now you have to do it our way.

Tue Apr 11, 05:28:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

It’s insulting to say Americans won’t do the work. Or do you think there is something inherent in Hispanic immigrants that make them more prone or suitable for these jobs? Maybe you think they are somehow built for migrant work in a way that white and black Americans are not.

Tue Apr 11, 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOthing makes them more suitable for the work, except for maybe the fact that they are willing to do some REALLY crappy jobs for 12 hours a day, and won't complain, call in sick or sue when they stub their toe. I certainly don't think they are built for that kind of work, and I never said that, those are your words, Bub. I'm not surprised that you're insulted, because you seem to have this pie in the sky idea about the American work ethic. It's not what it used to be. Sure, there are some folks out there who really bust their butts for next to nothing, but those are the exception and not the rule. Sometimes swallowing your pride can take you alot further than holding out.

Wed Apr 12, 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

I’m sorry if you don’t still believe in the American work ethic. No, I don’t think it was what it once was but our economy is not as dependent on agricultural and manufacturing jobs like it once was in jobs that required a great deal more hard work and traditional American work ethic. We no longer see parents coming home covered in dirt from the mines or working in a factory, but instead come home in a shirt and tie having done a job where they sat at a desk all day in front of a computer.
Perhaps you believe in the caricature of the fat and lazy American, but I still believe that Americans are hard working.

Thu Apr 13, 12:03:00 AM  

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