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I would personally like to see a big crackdown on those who hire illegals. They are a huge downward pressure on wages. I'm sick of hearing the lie that they are doing the work that "Americans" won't do. That's true only because the pay for that kind of work is a fraction of what it used to be. For example, in the late '60s and early '70s my family could easily live out the winter on what we made picking apples in the fall. Those people picking apples now arn't making much more in real dollars than we were then.


Good point. A month or so ago, NOW on PBS did a story on reconstruction contracts in the Gulf Coast and how companies were actively recruiting illegals. They actually were going to Mexico and other Central American countries to recruit. Once they get them up here, the workers have zero rights exactly because they're illegals, and that's what the contractors want. They're easier to exploit.

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