I am not saying what they did is right but please understand from an employer's point of view. The business I am in requires manual labor. Here are some examples of why I mainly use immigrants:
"American" employee asked for time off for: His grandfather's funeral, his girl friends grandmother's funeral, his uncle's funeral, his aunts funeral . All in the span of 3 months.
Another "American" employee asked me for a raise because she had this bill and that bill. I kid you not, that very afternoon she asked if she could have that weekend off.
Another "American" employee kept asking me for a raise nearly every week. I finally told her if you want a PHD.'s wages go get more education.
Hispanics (not all) tend to work very hard and appreciate the fact that I pay them an above average wage as compared to the "Americans" who are always looking out for themselves. Who in their right mind would not want to hire an "American" first due to language and paperwork issues. Its just that we employers are almost forced to hire hispanics in order to make the business run as it should. As far as their share of taxes , I pay employers tax on every single one of them so they are not getting a free ride.
They also spend their money here is the US so that helps the local economy. If you don't want your service, food, home prices to rise sharply by the absence of Hispanics then accept that they are here and will not be leaving soon. I too used to want illegals out of here, but I saw a group of Hispanics working to build a house on Thanksgiving day while I was playing golf at BrierCreek and thought to myself: "no way in hell would you have any "Americans" working on Thanksgiving morning and thanked God that they were here.
Here is something to think about if there was no bill 700.
Businesses would just declare bankruptcy, employees would lose jobs (most would go on public assistance),eventually the site will be contaminated until someone cleans up which will probably be the state.
If you haven't noticed, most cleaners are now being owned by "foreigners". The "foreigners" can just pack up and leave and wash their hands clean of the clean up mess, whereas the "American" owners have nowhere to go.
This bill allows businesses and thousands of employees to have jobs, pay taxes, and be less of a burden to the government. The public should be thankful that an industry stepped up to create a win-win situation. The sites get cleaned up to government standards and no one is left holding the bill.
Indy Week • 302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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