OK. I have a bee in my bonnet today. Let’s talk about illegal aliens taking American jobs. You know, like the new Attorney General hopeful was talking about. She feels that an illegal has every bit as much of a right to an American job as an American citizen. WRONG.
“But, but, but…. there are lots of jobs that Americans won’t do. Jobs that Americans feel are beneath them & we need illegals… to do these jobs.” WRONG. I’ve heard this argument from many people & may I just offer a hearty, “B.S.” to that line of thinking.
There are high school & college kids that can’t get part-time jobs because they’ve been given to illegals. And the notion that illegals only perform the lowest of the lowly jobs out there is also a pile of you know what.
As some of you know, Mr. Patriot is a General Contractor. Now, since he mainly works on upscale homes… we’ve been spared some of the more harrowing circumstances other Contractors have been. Only because our clients are generally wealthy & have the money to do the construction projects they wish to. BUT…… that does not mean we’ve been completely spared. In fact, we’ve suffered quite a heavy loss over the last 5 years+ due to the economy & the devastating effect illegal immigration has had on the construction industry.
Though we own our own business, we do not, will not, have never & will never employ illegal aliens. You can expand your business & increase your income by a lot if you do, but it is something we refuse to do. Kind of like selling your soul to the devil. Mr. Patriot has been sub-contracting for a real estate developer for the bulk of the last 14 years. In October, without warning, this developer had some scheduled jobs fall through (supposedly) & Mr. Patriot was out of work. In fact, he was out of work for 4 months. Not fun. But, guess who WAS fully employed those four months? No break in the schedule, full-time employment for everyone….. the illegals this developer hires. Every. Last. One. Of. Them. They got their free pizza on Fridays & the developers wife even bought loads of toys for the laborer’s kids for Christmas. How nice. What about my children? Gee, we pay our taxes, we abide by the rules. We’ve lost our insurance because we have to pay for their free OVomitCare. Somehow, I don’t think this is what our Founding Fathers had in mind.
What I’ve just told you is significant because Mr. Patriot was the top dog subcontractor there. Project management, kept everything rolling, the go-to guy. Pretty important key player for a successful business. But, he was the one who suffered & the illegals were kept busy with odds & ends, landscaping & being given construction work they could butcher because they don’t have the skill to do what needed to be done. BUT, they’re cheaper & there is no tax involved. It makes me sick.
During these last four months, Mr. Patriot turned over every stone he could find, trying to get more work. Some clients have remodeling they wish to do, but didn’t want to do it around Thanksgiving & Christmas. That left handyman-type work & Mr. Patriot would’ve dug ditches. He would’ve done anything to provide for us, but there was nothing available. Oh, he did pick up some minor things here & there. And he started building furniture. Why? Because Americans are resourceful & we always find a way. God saw us through & has provided some large projects for us. We are bouncing back because God always, ALWAYS sees this family through. Without fail.
So… when someone gives you the argument that illegals are needed here to do the jobs that Americans won’t do, send them my way. Or better yet, send them to NumbersUSA for some factual evidence that their argument is invalid. ~~Sister Patriot