The only reason why Americans will not do the jobs only illegal immigrants will do is because of the wages these corporations pay. On one news show an average meat cutter in a meat processing plant earned in the early 80's was $19.00 an hour while now that same job is now filled at $9.00 an hour. Most Americans will not do those jobs because of the low pay being offered. Give more money for these jobs and Americans will do the job.
Another cry from these demostrations is that they DEMAND legal citizenship, going over all those that are trying to come to America legally. They have no right to demand! Make no mistake there is a difference between legal
immigration. Yes, this nation is built on immigrants but they came here legally, obeyed the laws, learned English and assimilated themselves into the American society. I am not for deportation but rather sending them to the back of the line and allow them to become citizens the legal way. Yes, we need the immigrant workforce but we should not bow to their demands either.
Yes, the big US corporations are to blame for many of the ills of what is happening in America by paying lower wages and employing illegals, but Mexico is the main contributor of this problem. In fact, the Mexican government decries the treatment of its citizens here in the US. Wait!!! Hold on a minute!! Why doesn't the Mexican government do more for its own people? Why is it America's responsiblity to help their economy? It is well known that many that work here send at least half their paychecks back to Mexico (living in LA for 33 years and working with Mexicans I know this is fact). How does this help the US economy? And why aren't the Mexicans protesting back in their country demanding reform? And what gives them the right to equate their "civil rights" struggle with the black civil rights struggle of the 60's? I know many within the black community infuriated at the very idea the protesters hijacked their struggle for their own. I also work with several hispanics that are angry at the idea of these protesters demanding anything. They came here years ago, applied for citizenship, and did what they had to do to become an American citizen. You will not find them waving their native country flags.
As a country of laws we have a right to say whom we allow in our country. We have a right to protect our borders and enforce those laws in our country. Here's a website I found about the Mexican constitution and how they treat their own legal and illegal immigrants. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608703/posts
I understand they are trying to make a better life for themselves and the illegal flow extends beyond Mexican immigrants. But reality is the majority or illegals are from Mexico. I have good hispanic friends and wonderful Mexican aunts, so racism does not play a factor in this even though many that support these demostrations sadly would claim loudly I am one.
[Edited on 5-2-2006 by Northstars Love]