I am not sure there are enough Americians left willing to work jobs now held by immigrants. I guess this would be one way to find out!
Shhhh - stop bringing up the 800 pound gorilla sitting right in the middle of the room that nobody wants to talk about. It feels much better just to talk about “kicking them out” and “building a fence” - no need to discuss the problem right in our own backyard.
My wife used to work for a major retailer. In the early 2000’s the Bush administration put a rule into welfare (since rescinded by zero) that everyone had to work some small amount (it was some odd number, something like 108 hours every two years).
The company my wife worked for got federal money to help hire the “hardcore unemployed.” This was $8 an hour, to work in an air conditioned store with carpeted floors, and simply put clothing back into the racks in the correct size order. They could never attract more than about 60% of the amount of people they needed, and most of the ones that showed up left after a couple of days.
But I'm certain those same folks will be HAPPY to stand in a hot dusty field and pick sugar beets for $4 and hour.
A lot more Americans would be willing to work at those “jobs Americans don’t want” if they didn’t get food stamp benefits that they sell for half price or less to raise cash for drugs.
There is a whole industry of dealing in “food stamps” at fifty percent or more discount. Of course in this state at least it is now a card to swipe rather than stamps.