Julian658 wrote:I don't blame immigrants since I am an immigrant too. But, in my neck of the woods the entire construction industry is Hispanic. They do the job for less money and they outbid long standing American firms. My wife loves to hire Hispanic workers as they LOVE to work, are honest, and charge less. I don't remember when was the last time she hired a non-hispanic for house remodeling. The consumer and the business owners profit from this immigration bonanza. Meanwhile American citizens that used to do these jobs are nowhere to be seen. Nevertheless, in most instances immigrants likely do jobs that Americans don't want. All cooks in restaurants in my area are Hispanic. This is hard to figure out.
Yes they do and the reason why these immigrants work hard is they appreciate the opportunities they have been given. American citizens take for granted their freedom, their republic and the opportunities they have. This is why immigrants are good for the country, they make good citizens. Many would make better citizens than born and raised Americans. You can't blame the immigrants for appreciating and taking advantage of the opportunities this country has afforded them and we all benefit from these immigrants. Many of these undocumented workers who don't have social security number also pay taxes into medicare and social security and in many cases, never see a dime of it. And it's the American citizen who benefits from this and not just the business owner.
That being said, as I said before, my belief is strengthening union laws so that workers can organize and make it harder for businesses to replace striking workers. Businesses need to have a darn good reason before they can replace striking workers and it should only be as a last resort before they are permitted to do so. In addition, Americans need to have more access to education.
Education in the right field is key to good paying jobs. I also feel that in areas that are disadvantaged, we need to invest more money in the public schools than the areas that are not disadvantaged because it costs more money to overcome the disadvantages those disadvantaged areas suffer. The greatly advantaged areas will in most cases have money for a good education for their children. I feel it's important to invest in our citizens and develop ways to where university education is also more accessible for those who perform well academically. Not everybody is going to perform well academically and for those people, they need to have strong union laws to help them organize and bargain for wages to where they can earn "enough" so to speak as I spoke about in my previous posts. They don't have to be rich, they just need to be able to earn "enough" to be able to live a decent life without suffering the scourge of poverty.