Julian658 wrote:Not all immigrants are here to work the fields in farms. That is a low expectation condescending view of Hispanics, I guess not as bad as actual xenophobia. Sure, many are illiterate and come from extreme poverty, but many become police officers, carpenters, electricians, and many other more highly technical jobs. Our business IT person is Hispanic.
Well yeah, of course, not all immigrants work in farm fields. The point of the post was not condescending at all. It does sound like that you look down on those immigrants who work hard in the fields picking our food. I don't look down on those immigrants who pick our food because they are important to our economy and somebody has got to pick our food otherwise we don't have a food supply. You mentioned that immigrants "steal jobs from Americans." Well, when Trump started cracking down on immigration a lot of those immigrants went into hiding because they didn't want to be deported and weren't out there working.
And no Americans step forward to fill those jobs working in the fields. So, how are those immigrants "stealing jobs from Americans?" They are not stealing jobs. Those immigrants are essential and vitally important to our economy. Somebody has to be out in those fields picking our food. If Americans aren't going to do those jobs, then somebody else has to do it. It's honest work and the "illiterate" and "uneducated" immigrants as you call them are at least working and providing an essential service to our economy.
And as far as immigrants working in IT fields for example, I'll put my experience, work ethic and education up against them any day. The fact is, I am not entitled to those jobs in IT. If I want them, I got to work hard and earn it like anybody. And many of those immigrants are here legally. And besides, there is plenty of work in IT to go around for both immigrants and Americans alike. So, they are not really "stealing jobs" from Americans. That's BS. I am happy to compete against those immigrants any day in the IT field and I am just as good as any of them. But I am not entitled to any job. If I want the job, I have to compete for it and earn it like anybody. And I want to earn it. I don't want that job just given to me.
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