Skip to comments.Colin Powell: Illegal Immigrants Fix My House
Posted on 09/20/2010 3:08:46 PM PDT by Justaham
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that - because they fix his house.
Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."
He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."
Powell did not say whether he's hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors.
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Too bad they can’t fix your brain, you Affirmative Action Poster.
Shut yer piehole, Powell. We got find some way to get these invaders back to Mexico where they belong. Lies! you bastards all always spouting lies, 24/7. Bring back jobs from China, Kill NAFTA. Thats the only way to bring back Americas prosperity.
Oh, wait I forgot you are part of those America-hating idiots that love the idea of the UN taking over with a NWO. Nevermind.
If the Illegals are no longer illegal, who will fix Colin’s house?
He’s not a moderate Republican . . . he’s a RINO! . . . he already admitted he is a racist by having voted for Nobama, an illegal alien and a traitor . . . Only Nobama has risen higher in affirmative action!
I live in a small city, over 200,000, in the Northwest. Those jobs that American will not do like cut grass and fix plumbing they do.
even if we gave ‘em amesty he just would stiff the new wave of illegal immgrants to take their place, its not like he cant afford to pay legal workers on his six figure income now.
You would think with his career he could have afforded a way better house? Yes I know maybe he is updating it, but just sayin’
He MUST be profiling.
Another example of why Americans are out of work and can’t find any.
What a dirt bag!
> a moderate Republican
As an aside, I never see the state run media talk about “moderate” democRATs.
From their perspective, Republicanism is extreme and requires moderation.
Sort of like Islam.
Colon Bowell passes hot air again.
> who will fix Colins house?
Maybe he can do what I do.
Fix it myself.
And I’m older than he is.
And why isn’t he arrested? We just had several employers in San Antonio TX arrested for giving jobs to illegals (23 of whom were deported). Powell should be doing time along with the lawbreakers he employs.
ANYBODY could beat Saddam Hussein with 550,000 American troops.
They spoke Swedish?
I’m pretty sure he could afford to pay Americans.
Just doing jobs former 4-star generalz won’t do.
No, really. Every week a bunch of dark, poorly shaven guys show up and take care of my lawn. But I don't know anything about them. If I ever have a question there's always at least one one who speaks some English. I don't ask for a Green Card. I don't know that any of them are anything other than guys trying to make it here.
And, if Powell used illegal workers, did he bypass any permitting and inspection requirements, too?
Oh, I get it..bunch of words to simply say “aiding and abetting”. Gotcha, (token) General.
They already have a status - it's called ILLEGAL ALIEN!
They ain’t all over my house and never will be.
“They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house.”
It’s hard to say, being as I have such a huge cadre of servants around. I mean, doesn’t everybody?? [Elitist sarcsam.]
Thanks a bunch General. My husband is a carpentry contractor and he fixes houses too. He carries liability insurance, pays for a state license and pays worker’s comp insurance in addition to other benefits for his employees.
Guess what Colin, we still carry the liability insurance and the state license but there is almost no work for our very small business because we cannot compete with bids from employers who use illegals. We no longer have any employees.
Anyone that votes for a Democrat President is a Democrat.
They are not at my house! I can put on a roof, cut my lawn, trim privet bushes, shovel snow, plant jap maples (Acer Acontifoleium) and I'm licensed to legally embalm human remains in the State of New York.
kiss my ass
I'd gladly do his house repairs, so I can make enough to meet my bills.
I speak standard american english, come with references, and have held a DOD security clearance. And I won't charge an arm and a leg. I'll work cheap.
Sounds like he is racial profiling here.
I suppose if they are subcontracted, Powell is a degree removed from any criminality? Hmmm?
What if his contractor bought a slave and came over to Powell’s house? And Powell knew.
He and Mitt Romney can form the perfect, RINO Presidential ticket and, also, talk about illegal immigrants working for each of them.
Conspiracy to defraud?
Are you available -- or married? ;)
Semi-Retired and still licensed with the embalming part..(family business, started when I was 9)
I knew the truth would draw attention. So much for truth from the beltway worthless.
I’m very expensive
My husband went to university for 3 years, his major was journalism. He interned for what was the Milwaukee Journal at the time, he hated the liberal slant of the paper and went to trade school instead. He has since taught many young men how to be excellent carpenters. Now, we can't afford to pay any employees and have gone from building 7-8 houses a year to building none. We do sheds, decks, siding, roofing, any work we can get. We used to run two crews of carpenters. Colin really pissed me off here.
Colin Powell...what a freakin’ disappointment.
Voted for the current Failure-In-Chief.
And still making public apologies for Obama’s incapacities.
Powell is very much like Arlen Spector—a Republican of convenience An opportunity for advancement presented itself and he just took advantage of the chance to climb the golden stairway of power and status. Washington is swarming with people like this.
Powell is just another Affirmative Action beneficiary who has shown his ineptness and lack of conservative principles evry time he opens his mouth without a prepared speech in front of him.
His 5 minutes were up 9 years ago.
Did he pay them as much as an American?
Me too! :D
If the illegals already here are legalized, then they will be followed by many millions more expecting the same deal. Colin & his ilk will encourage this to keep his repair costs down & his lawn mowed. What he doesn't seem to realize is that the money he saves in yard labor is much less than the price he pays for unrestricted illegal immigration.
Conceivably, a huge majority of Mexico, Nicaragua, & El Salvador could decide to head North. Mexicans have even more incentive now to flee North with their country in near civil war. There is little to stop them & amnesty waiting to welcome them, along with free medical, schools, housing, food stamps, & a host of other freebie's.
Frankly, I am surprised there aren't 100,000 a day entering the USA illegally. I guess we have the smugglers to thank for that, as THEY control the border. But if it is not happening now, it soon will.
I simply don’t get it. Why do people like Powell slam the right for being “anti-immigrant”? We aren’t against immigration. For God’s sake, we are against ILLEGAL immigration. It makes us sound like we are a bunch of racist bigots because we want people to follow the laws of our land. I mean, when my ancestors came from Germany, they went through hell to get here and they followed the law. They had to go through customs and immigration and all of that; they had to wait in line at Ellis Island with thousands of other people. That is a story of sacrifice for a better life. They risked EVERYTHING they had to come to America.
However, somebody sneaking across the border and stealing someone’s social security number—not so much heroic as it is selfish. And that’s not racist—it’s just the truth.
Golly gee. Mr. Powell should be arrested and charged with hiring illegal aliens if he admits to knowing about it all along.