Does cheap mexican labor help or hurt an economy?

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  1. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I disagree, I only seen mostly Mexican men coming here and then sending as much money as they can back home to their family in Mexico where it's worth about 5 times as much.
     
  2. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
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    Yes my grandparents came the same way. Surely you are aware that when our grandparents came the US did not have the same immigration laws as we do now? All you pretty nuch had to do back then was show up. immigration today is much more difficult, and these Hispanic workers don't have a legal avenue to immigrate here. Believe me, if they did they would take it, the risk the take to come here is tremendous.

    Hey understand that I am not in favor of illegal immigration, and I love America just as much as you do. I appreciate your service. I was never in the military, but my dad was. I'm just very tired of hearing all of the false, unfair arguements against the illegals. I happen to have close relationships with numerous illeglas and they are good, family people.

    We can reform the system so we could keep the labor pool and and have these folks pay for their own schooling, medical care, ect. Most politicans and economists are very aware of this. The problem is that it's political suicide to back this kind of reform because there are so many patriotic Americans like yourself that don't really understand the issue and want to blame the illegals for all of our problems. Clinton, Bush, McCain, Ted Kennedy, Obama...they were all in favor of reform, but they all took a political beating over it and had to drop it. McCain did a complete 180 on his policy during the 2008 election b/c he knew that the voters were against it, and he even admitted this publicly during his campaign.
     
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  3. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's true anywhere, not just America.
     
  4. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
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    Then your exposure has been very limited.
     
  5. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree 100%!
     
  6. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
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    Don't confuse import/export laws with the immigration problem as these are 2 separate issues. China of course is also famous for working its own children in sweat shop conditions for pennies a day so I'm not sure they are a country we want to imitate.
     
  7. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not really, but you rarely see them shopping in the stores and why should they? Every dollar spent here they lose about $4.00 vs being sent back home to Mexico to shop instead.
     
  8. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
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    um no sir...i wasn't refferring to illegals on the college part...just people that weren't born in america...i didn't get any assistance or grants...if you live with parents that work like they should you don't get any help when you go to college...student loans you have to pay back with interest....why are you arguing the obvious...some people that live in america are still normal and have normal parents and families....and we get punished for it....yay for the middle class whiteboy...the true minority of america
     
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  9. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not, I'm just saying because of the exchange rates a Mexican worker is HIGHLY motivated to come and work very hard here.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Until this country gets away from the two party system that refuses to agree on anything ,reform will never happen on any issue. Candidates preach moderation until they are elected. Then they just pander to the extremists' within their own party.
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