Also illegal immigrants are a cause for unemployment. Legal people that live here lose their jobs because illegals come in, and take a 2 dollar an hour wage, therefore results in the firing of workers there because its cheap labor.
i have to say that the above statement would be very typical of right wing racists over here. sad that you should say such a thing.
so do you not feel that the executives at the top of the pile might be partially responsible? they earn millions, and only dream of earning more. they take the cheap labour as it makes them more money.
now if there was equality for all, they would be paid something fairer, and there would be more money for everyone else. take an exec on $5million a year (i hear that that is a pretty average salary for such a position in the US). if he/she was paid $500k instead (already a very high wage) then he/she could employ 180 people on $25k a year. and maybe they could have a vacation and a health plan too. and then also any immigrants (who are just trying to make enough money to feed their faimly - who would begrudge them that) could work too. dont forget that the US is a country of immigrants - to me it seems unfair to let x number of people in, and then close the borders because you dont want any more. the US has the space to home many millions of immigrants but the problem is not the immigrants but the inequality and wastefulness of American culture. you have far more in common with the immigrant than the business exec - if you worked together you could fight the inequality.
Heck, my land was taken by the white man. I am not pro America, but only pro for what makes this place better than it already is. I am just stating what I believe is true, and I have heard of people working that lost jobs thanks to these illegals.
I have no problem with legal immigration, but this illegal stuff is making this place worse. Crime rates go up (good example is my area), more money to train kids (since these kids are bad at english, we can't focus on helping other kids), more money going to building schools yet not to teachers (oddly as it sounds, they can only build with the money), and they force others out of jobs. You want to blame execs (as I have seen from all of your posts) and it does make a lot of sense, I don't like corporations either. But we can't put all the blame on them, this is a two side effort deal.
First off illegals know it is illegal to come here, yet they do. This in and of itself jeopardizes many peoples jobs since the obvious thing is to make money, therefore getting cheaper labor. This is the blueprint on getting paid, cheap labor. Its highly impossible to get rich with paying a good wage, hence corporations make jobs outside of the US such as India for customer service.
Don't blame the corporation for the wage, this is how you make money. If you want to be "fair", then you aint gonna get that grandiose life that you want, a big house, a secure salary, etc. Not everyone is going to say "O, I will sacrifice 100k out of my income and live off of 40k, people want security in life as well as luxury.
Second, the illegals are not really considerate. Its a good example here where I live. The children are not disciplined (like I mentioned, not sure if this is a cultural thing but I actually had a discussion with my Mexican teacher about that) but over here, they just let their kids throw food around, curse, jump on tables, etc. Of course, theres the gangs with tagging, etc.
Don't get me wrong, I feel for immigrants that want to support their family, but the illegal way is just unfair. I have a friend that is an immigrant and he had to wait years before he could come. His family went first (since his siblings were younger) but he was left behind and had to wait. You see how unfair this is to people like him that do it the legal way? Plus, they have to pay a lot of money just to stay here and to take citizenship oaths.
Then people say, "These people across the border take jobs others don't want". While this may be true, it is because:
1. The illegals came over.
2. With illegals here, the company lowers its pay and fires the workers that worked there.
3. Illegals now run the joint and more come and come and do the same.
Like I said, this is a two side story, but if the illegals didn't come over in the first place and did it the legal way, this mess wouldn't have happened. Also how they "contribute" anything to society, such as no taxes, adding more people to the melting pot, etc. it just adds more wood to the fire.
Im not against immigration, but illegal immigration.