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Iron Pundit: Day Without Immigrants - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
May 2nd, 2006
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Iron Pundit: Day Without Immigrants

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From:jerusha
Date:May 9th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Some of the "they'll do the work we won't" is racist in nature, yes. More of it, or at least more that I've encountered, centers around employers paying illegally low wages. It's not that there are *jobs* an American won't do that an immigrant will, it's that there are pay rates that an American won't accept, because they have legal recourse, but an immigrant will because they lack that recourse. If the (existing) laws that penalize companies for hiring illegal labor were enforced, then we'd see whether it's the task, or just that Americans won't put up with being illegaly exploited and underpaid because they don't have to.
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