Why would the work done by Americans be incredibly slow? And the fact is that illegal steal the jobs of Americans and their employers are complicit with their flagrant violation of the law. The old 'Illegals do the work American won't do' is simply a lie, which is proved every time they round up the criminal and send them back to where they came from.
Originally Posted by Agave
This is another myth. The cost of labor is a very small component of the price of vegetables. The main cost is transportation and the farming operations. It is estiamted that having American do the work will increase prices by less than 5%. The $1.00 head of lettuce will be $1.05 and we will have provided jobs for Americans that are now on welfare.
Agriculture is another example. We don't really have machines that pick tomatoes and strawberries. When we have to rely on natives to harvest, we are going to pay a very high price for our chowstuffs.
Arguing that Americans sometimes do not pay taxes is not an argument for illegals not paying taxes. Many times illegals are payed under the tabe, so no, taxes are not taken out of their paychecks. After all, since they do not have SS numbers they would quickly be found out and [hopefully] deported.
I fail to see how that illegal migrant workers cause suffering. I hear that they are on social security and welfare. I hear that they don't pay taxes. Perhaps this is true to a very small degree; perhaps a few are beating the system; but I guarantee that there more "Americans" that are on social security benefits and not paying taxes than there are migrant workers.
Worse, of course, is the fact these illegals steal our hospital services and our educational facilities. Our schools are already overcrowded. Having people who broke the law, do not care about following the law, take American jobs and then turn around and abuse our health services is an abomination. Yes, abuse. Without insurance, the only way these illegals get medical care is to infiltrate emergency rooms. And we treat them! In fact, in Southern Arizona it is illegal for emergency rooms to even ask for insurance before treatment so as not to 'discriminate' against criminals.
Do you condone the continued breaking of the law? Oh, that's right. They are not citizens so they are not bound by our laws...I wonder what would happen tome if I didnt file my tax return. I would lose my job, have m bank accounts frozen, and probably serve Federal prison time. But it's OK for the illegals...right? And from your context you believe that is a plus!
I personally know many illegal immigrants. None of them file on 15 April.
It is reasonable to equate illegal drug trade to illegal aliens. Both problems need to be eradicated. In fact, if we get rid of one we will make a significandent in the other. Are you aware how many drugs come across the border by illegals. Perhaps you should ask Ramos and Compean.
Much like the trade of illegal drugs keeps money moving, illegal migrant workers keep costs low. The government seems to understand that both have pros that outweigh cons and does little truly deal with them.
There is not a single positive having people break the laws on this nation. They should all be deported (or jailed if they have felony convictions.)