The last figures I remember hearing about illegal aliens said that 2/3s of Americans wanted their politicians to do something about the problem. The figures bandied about claim that the quantity is somewhere between 12 and 20 million of them. Both sets of numbers are most likely higher now then a few years ago when these numbers were being used. We actually started on a fence. Big deal!
Why is this Average American so fired up over this issue? Two years ago, I was getting up at 2:00A.M. on Monday morning to drive 3 1/2 hours to work. During the week, I stayed in a motel, at my own expense. On Saturday, after a short 10 hour day, I drove 3 1/2 hours back home. I did this to make a decent living. During this period, there was a brand new Walmart being built 3 miles from my home. For the type of work I do(construction), they were paying $8.00 per hour. It wasn't very long into the project before the reason for the dirt cheap wages became evident. One day, local police and Border Patrol officers chased down and caught 14 illegal aliens who had been working for a subcontractor at the Walmart! Of course, nothing was ever done to Walmart, the general contractor or the masonary subcontractor who had done the actual hiring. Was I upset about this whole deal? YOU DAMNED WELL BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!!
Illegal aliens coming here taking our (my) jobs is only the tip of the iceberg my friends. Because they are illegal, they have to work for a lot less than the prevailing wage. This tends to drive down wages for ALL workers and a raise---forget it!. How many times have I heard Bush and other politicians say "they only take jobs Americans don't want." BULL SHIT!! They take jobs Americans don't want because the pay is an insult! And THEY are the reason for those dispicably low wages.
What other problems do illegals cause? Let's start with our school systems. How many cities and towns are hiring more teachers and building more new schools and buying more books and supplies and shelling out more money to educate illegal's children? What is the cost of teaching English to all those kids, and teaching them in Spanish until they master English? How much more are WE paying for health care because 20 million illegals are getting their healthcare free? How much is it costing us to write everything imaginable in English---and then in Spanish? There are more and more politicians talking about giving their children a free ride through college!! I just barely got done paying for MY OWN two kids. The second one graduated college 10 years ago! I'll be damned if I want MY TAX DOLLARS going toward that!
They claim that the Social Security sysyem is going broke. I wonder how much more broken it will get when they add 20 million illegals onto the roles. I will have paid in for 51 years by the time I am eligible to receive payments from it. If these illegals start paying in at, say, age 40, they will only pay in for 27 or so years. That sounds like more damage to the system to me.
Whose the nitwit that first decided to give them driving licenses?? They never were "undocumented workers", they have always been "illegal aliens!" Now, if they get a drivers license, they have a document. That brings us to a REAL PROBLEM!! How hard will it be for millions of them to be able to slip in and vote? They have already proved that they don't give two shits for our laws. I can see them now, pouring in and voting for demoncraps because that is who will give them every freebie program you can imagine. The more they can get for free, the more money they can send home to pay for relatives to come here too. Just like a snowball rolling down a hill, the problem gets bigger and bigger.
What can be done? Many say give them amnesty, they're good, hard working people. Others say "send every one of them back home!" The Average American says "as much as I'd like to send every one of them back home, we can't." What we CAN do however, is to make them WANT to go back home. If there were no jobs for them, most would end up having to go back. I would have no problem giving them a free bus ride south! How do we work-starve them? How many employers do you think we would have to throw in jail before the rest quit hiring illegals? We already have the law, just make the punishment jail time instead of a slap on the wrist! Start with a MANDATORY six months. That would probably suffice. If not, increase it until it works!
Maybe the Average American should run for President??!!