They cost us far too much to make cheap (read: slave) labor worth it.
Yes, and many of us have been making the same points for over 30 years. Cheap labor isn't cheap but the costs are dispersed across society so that the employers of cheap, illegal labor don't bear the total costs, the taxpayers do. This is why there are so many illegals in those states which have a big welfare structure. If an illegal comes across the border and lands a minimum wage labor job, in the very short term the employer might benefit from that person's labor. But when that same worker brings over or produces 5 or 6 kids who might just get citizenship, we have a very different situation. So the state (read taxpayer) has to pay for the schooling of the children and all the other social costs. If you check into the background of many of the gang members in California, you will find that many are the offspring of illegal immigrants. This is what's been happening in California and a number of other states in the last 40-50 years.
posted on 04/02/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT
(Good intentions are not enough.)
And it is KILLING this state!!! (Along with public employees’ pensions and bennies - though at least that is not asymptotically growing, like the breeding illegals...)
posted on 04/02/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT
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