At 5/14/12 03:36 AM, digiman2024 wrote:
the jobs at temp agencies are not all high skilled jobs, nor do most of the care about a resume.
True...but I fear you may be thinking that all, or at least most, illegal immigrants are obtaining their jobs through temp agencies. That ignores the high illegal population among migrant workers such as those who pick fruit on farms (a job I may point out you can't get legal citizens to do).
yes the majority of the jobs they offer are physical labor jobs, but they are jobs they pay at least minimum wage, some pay more.
Eeeeeh! If a company knows you are not legal, and you obtain a job with them, they can and do, pay you whatever they want. WHATEVER THEY WANT! I laid out a personal example of this. That is why companies love illegal labor. They can be paid whatever, and they can never complain because if they become unruly the company can just call the INS and have them deported.
and guess what if the company likes your work they hire you full time for more money, for the most part.
But not in lower skill, meanial jobs. Jobs that are seasonal do not. Jobs that are minimum wage do not as a rule (they force turnover to keep cheap labor). Something tells me you don't have much experience in the work force at such jobs if you think this is the case. These are the jobs illegals can get, and they are not steady jobs loaded with opportunity. Especially if the company is aware of exactly who they are employing.
but as long as we have cash assistance programs, why work?
Because it is next to impossible to have any real or decent kind of standard of living under such programs? Granted that doesn't stop many people who abuse the crap out of them...and really, what is this issue doing in a thread about illegal immigration anyway? Illegals avoid getting on paper and getting the notice of the government because that notice can lead to them being sent away.
Then why not lower immigration standards so that these people can get over legally?
Not a potentially bad idea...I also wonder why no one has actually been pointing out how the number of illegals (at least from Mexico) are going DOWN.
because we dont want the unskilled masses from any country coming here for us to take care of and teach their kids. why dont these people do what we did, and turn their own countries economy around.
Riiiight...because America for Americans dammit! Only the people who were born here and have always been here get the benefits right? Incidentally...how long has your family been in America?
Immigration is good, it's important, it IS what has made us the most prosperous and advanced nation on earth. We need it, but I agree we also need it to be done legally so that not only the citizens already here, and the government are protected...but that the immigrant is protected as well. Being an illegal is not an all gravy system as some want people to believe.