The Master of the universe and I were having a discussion this morning about illegal Aliens.
He corrected me, when I called them illegal immigrants!
So to clarify: illegal aliens are those who entered the USA illegally or stayed illegally, as in not leaving when their visa expired.
Immigrants; immigrants are individuals who have entered the USA legally.
There is so much fear mongering amongst industry, and government.
They are in a real snit over this issue as well they should be; they stand to lose big time. These illegal aliens provide very inexpensive and convenient labor.
Illegal aliens are paid but a fraction of what an American citizen is paid. There are no workers benefits paid. In short if they donâ€™t get caught employing illegals, they benefit. Very
Life as an American citizen has day to day intrinsic costs. We all know and accept that so why would an American citizen want to work at a job that is not going to meet those costs? So pay a decent wage and adjust the cost of your product.
But what is the quality of life on the border for American families?
I lived in Patagonia Arizona. I remember how back ( 30 years ago) then the border patrol wasnâ€™t taken seriously. A cowboy on the Circle Z ranch told me that for each1 person apprehended, 8 slipped thru.
Where does it end?
We have stood idly by as our country has allowed business after business to go to China, Mexico, India, Guatemala, etc to make bigger profits. Nafta promised much and delivered very little that benefited Americans.
I am willing to pay a decent price for produce picked with legal workers.
Iâ€™ll pay more for any product made in the United States by American workers with parts produced in the US. I believe that American products are worth the cost.
Laura at Pursuing Holiness has a funny and insightful spin on what President Bush’s word choice may lead her .. and others to!
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.
May 14, 2006 1 Comment