Ala. loses workers as immigration law takes effect

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    yay
     
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    i see construction as a job americans wont do? what the fuck? most construction workers would love to be back at work...mexicans have undercut the wages....mexicans will work for min. wage or less cause they will live 20 to a house ....there are stereotypes for a reason
     
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    o and those wages are not being used here....go to a western union on friday and watch them wire that money out of the country into mexico
     
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    deport, now. gtfo jose!
     
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    I find this canard more than just a little annoying:

    That myth, ladies and gents, is complete forking poppycock!

    There is no job that American's won't generally do.

    There are plenty of jobs that Americans won't generally do for less than prevailing wages, however.

    And employers who refuse to pay prevailing wages can do so because illegal immigrants WILL DO THOSE JOBS for less than prevailing wages.

    Thus these illegals drive DOWN the value of labor in this nation.

    To pretend that that is not happening is to deny one of the the basic tenents of economics.

    When labor is scarce, wages go up.

    When labor is plentiful, wages stagnate or go down.

    The presence of illegal workers, even if they simply take jobs at prevailing labor rates, stagnate or drive down wages.

    And as illegals are usually willing to work under the table for less money, they are

    1. driving down wages; and

    2. Conspiring with their employers to DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT.

    Let's stop kidding outselves, shall we?

    There are no jobs that Americans won't do.

    There are, however, rates of wages that Americans cannot AFFORD To work for.

    And those depressed wage levels exist in large part because of the illegal workers are driving DOWN the overall value of labor.
     
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    I agree in large part wth you but this thing illegals work into the best interest of the companies and also why are the LEGALS moving?
     
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    It will certainly be interesting to see if the employers pony up and start paying wages that will attract Americans.
     
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    Legal workers are fleeing because their friends or family are illegal. Too fucking bad.

    For some strange reason, she doesn't mention their legal status. If they are illegal, again, too fucking bad.

    you're here illegally. You should be afraid.
    Good. Fewer illegal students means more teachers and more resources for legal residents, both natural and immigrant.
     
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