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To: Scenic Sounds
"they are great for American employers."

They are essential for a growing economy. Without immigrant labor (Irish, Jewish, Chinese, Polish, Indian, Mexican, German, Italian, etc...) our economy would have stagnated long ago. Legal or illegal, there's no difference. They come because we need them.

Don't be an economic girlie man.

8 posted on 09/03/2004 8:54:04 AM PDT by bayourod (You're either for President Bush or against him. There is no "but...")
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To: bayourod

I don't think that I offered any opinion on whether the interests of American employers (who benefit from hiring illegal aliens) deserve or do not deserve priority over the interests of American workers and American taxpayers (who pay the costs). ;-)


13 posted on 09/03/2004 9:07:08 AM PDT by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: bayourod

>>>" They are essential for a growing economy."

Au contraire,

as Milton Friedman said... you can't have massive, illegal immigration when you also hand out welfare.

Take a tour of the emergency rooms at the downtown hospitals of all large cities. You'll find the illegals gathered there for normal medical care. You'll also find a bankrupt hospital and taxpayers saddled with the result of your open immigration, libertarian economics.

Hoppy


18 posted on 09/03/2004 10:12:57 AM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: bayourod
I live in Pocatello, Idaho. The teenagers in this town are the ones who wash dishes, wait tables, wash cars, collect shopping baskets. The same types of jobs that teenage kids did when I was a teen in San Diego in the 70's. American kids are quite willing to do those jobs.

Southern California is full of illegal immigrants. They take jobs that teenage Americans would do...if they were not pre-empted by illegals. My son worked around the deficiency of being a white, male American citizen by becoming fluent in Spanish. The bilingual hiring preference that usually favors an illegal immigrant with limited English skills can be turned on its head. He's not flipping burgers anymore either. As a 21-year old licensed California real estate agent, he sells 15 to 20 houses a month to a predominantly Spanish speaking customer base.

52 posted on 09/04/2004 12:46:00 AM PDT by Myrddin
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