Hindsite wrote:That includes the illegal immigrants that come across the border with Mexico, too. And many of those people move there from California, too.
Hindsite, I used to work for homeless shelters. The laws are against helping illegal immigrants. The homeless shelter programs almost all don't help undocumented immigrants. The food stamp program will not feed people without papers. Period.
No subsidies for electricity, water, rent for people who are not legal residents. Period. You think there is help for free for them? You are wrong. I worked in that profession and they have hard rules against helping them. You might think they are helped? They are not.
They get jobs that pay under the table and they work many jobs that are black market jobs. Almost all of them pay very low, and you are subject to unscrupulous people who will work Mexicans and others for months and keep withholding checks and finally kick them out of jobs without paying them a dime. I got five families like that....with little kids. And they were from your religion Hindsite. Protestants. Latino protestants who worked hard and did not get a paycheck for their work. Because they are here without papers. Why are they here? Come from small town Mexico. They worked in small family farms in Mexico. They marijuana and cocaine narcos came to town and said you either work the weed fields and give the majority of the profits to us? Or we will kill you or mow you down....they fled. To the states. Because the cities in Mexico are filled with high school graduate college graduate Mexicans with the skills to get jobs in cities. The rural Mexicans are severely limited in opportunities and they have low level educations. Most small towns in Mexico don't have free high schools.
Where do they go? To the states to take low paying jobs. It is the most feasible alternative for them. The American economy relies on them a lot. I had to go to almost every service industry place in this state and thousands upon thousands of people here who speak only Spanish and are Mexican and work here in jobs that the employers refuse to hire white Americans for.....the excuses they gave me for not hiring white Americans, "The white Americans are lazy. They don't show up for dishwashing jobs consistently. They are on drugs, don't want to do the job, for long. You got to pay them more. The Mexicans show up and are dependable and accept my wages and no benefits. You don't need English and skills. You need work ethic....etc. etc." They exploit them. Let us be honest.
The people who you should try to punish Hindsite are the employers. But they won't listen. The white workers who are 'available' don't want those jobs. They don't.
I don't care what your reply might be. I know how you are already. I thought I would write this for the benefit of people who might genuinely believe that the problem lies with the Mexicans being some criminal, monsters and etc. They are not. They are good, humble, hard working, sweet, rural, down to earth people. Whom I have had dinner with, gotten to know well and who's children played with my child too. I know them by name, learned their histories, their lives, and worked and helped them.
They are my people. Mi gente.
That is all I will say on the subject to you Hindsite.