I am active in the industry here locally. I have been on the board of the state assoc and I have taught classes for the association. I am frequently asked by my colleagues how I get Americans to do this kind of work. The fact that I don't employ illegals and am able to profitably run a gardening service has made its way to a local columnist who wants to interview me. I am not sure I want to be at the forefront of this very heated issue. For those of you who don't know we (AZ) has passed a very tough anti illegal immigration law that goes into effect in Jan. There have already been lawsuits to stop it but it appears they did a good job crafting the language and it is standing up to all the challenges. Will the good publicity be worth the potential backlash from illegals and other potential problems? I have been clean and sob err... I mean have had 0 illegals for about a year but it started several years ago that I made the decision to stop using them it just took a while to figure out how to get the Americans to do the work. What say you?