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Why is it that "Illegals" (whether they are or not, if you are hispanic they think you are illegal) get blamed for "taking all the jobs", yet there are several small towns in this country that are going under right now because their major support factories were raided and all the immigrants were deported.





Those factories cannot find enough workers to maintain production now, and as a result, the American workers are laid off. Now, the surrounding towns are shutting down one business at a time due to lack of income. This was on 20/20.





Where are all the Americans that were crying about the Illegals taking the jobs? These jobs are now open. These big companies desperately need employees so they can stay/get back in, business. The towns need the factory/employees to stay afloat.





Well?????????

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (17)
  • It will still be the illegals' fault to some people. They will say that if the company hadn't hired the illegals in the first place they would have the workers that they need and that of course no one wants to work for this company as it's reputation has been stained. I do not believe that myself but I am telling you that that is what the majority of posters will say...or something similar. Sorry:(
    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 9:44 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • It's likely these companies are closing down, because their business model didn't allow for paying legal Americans the legal MINIMUM WAGE?! Illegals will work for FAR LESS than minimum wage, and employers don't have to provide benefits, pay related business/employee taxes or report employee wages if they're illegal!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:44 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • many americans think teh jobs illegals do are beneath them and will not take them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Feb. 4, 2009


  • YOUR QUESTION IS ILLOGICAL.
    If the company cannot operate paying at least minimum wage, it should close down.

    We want no ILLEGAL ALIENS working in this country.

    The company must pay at least HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN TAXES.
    CUT TAXES, PAY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:50 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • If you spend 30 seconds researching unemployment you will find there are over 11 million people unemployed right now because of businesses going under - not because the illegals were cleaned out, but because the economy is crap right now. Anywhere that was employing only or primarily illegals was not likely to survive because they were not paying a legal wage and do not have room to budget for one. Every company is struggling right now, and any company would go under if you went to them today and said they needed to double their payroll expenditures.

    There was a report this morning of over 1000 people lined up for 3 days to apply for 35 openings in Miami. To me, that's 965 more reasons to get the illegals back where they belong.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:02 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • well 2 years ago there was a big ant-immigrant sentiment here. raids were being done on a daily basis. Many farms and nurseries had signs posted that they were hiring. pay was minimum wage. Legal minimum wage. signs were up for months and months and the jobs were not filed. the end result was a tremendous loss pf crops. Driving through the farms you could see all the tomatoes, oranges, papayas etc. rotting on the floor cause there were not enough workers to pick them. that is sad. and definitely raises the price for the consumers.I think employers should hire legal workers and pay taxes, but there have to be legal workers willing to do those jobs.

    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 10:03 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • There was a report this morning of over 1000 people lined up for 3 days to apply for 35 openings in Miami. To me, that's 965 more reasons to get the illegals back where they belong.
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    I live in miami and although I didn't see this report i believe it. because things are really bad here. florida is in the top 5 of the states hit the hardest by teh economy. I wonder what were those jobs.
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 10:05 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • If you have more jobs in an area than people, you have to pay more to get people to work there. 2 years ago, there was not an unemployment problem - in fact, it was the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Of course they weren't going to have a flood of people to work min wage when there were more than enough jobs to go around at McDonald's for $7.50
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:06 AM on Feb. 4, 2009


  • IT IS TRUE, PEOPLE HERE DON'T WANT TO WORK ANYMORE.

    Not every industry can be supported by unions that extort owners into paying workers what a general practitioner would make ie., the auto industry.
    Maybe able-bodied people who get public assistance should pick produce or lose benefits.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:09 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • NotPanicking Of course they weren't going to have a flood of people to work min wage when there were more than enough jobs to go around at McDonald's for $7.50
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    Actually here mcdonalds doesn't pay $7.50 it pays minimum wage
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 10:10 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

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