What “Jobs Americans Aren’t Willing To Do” Translates Into In The Real World

This is what “jobs Americans aren’t willing to do” translates into in the real world:

An Alabama employment agency that sent 70 laborers and construction workers to job sites in that state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina says the men were sent home after just two weeks on the job by employers who told them “the Mexicans had arrived” and were willing to work for less.

Linda Swope, who operates Complete Employment Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., told The Washington Times last week that the workers — whom she described as U.S. citizens, residents of Alabama and predominantly black — had been “urgently requested” by contractors hired to rebuild and clear devastated areas of the state, but were told to leave three job sites when the foreign workers showed up.

“After Katrina, our company had 70 workers on the job the first day, but the companies decided they didn’t need them anymore because the Mexicans had arrived,” Mrs. Swope said. “I assure you it is not true that Americans don’t want to work.

“We had been told that 270 jobs might be available, and we could have filled every one of them with men from this area, most of whom lost their jobs because of the hurricane,” she said. “When we told the guys they would not be needed, they actually cried … and we cried with them. This is a shame.”

What “jobs Americans aren’t willing to do” really means is that people who come here from Third World countries and don’t pay health care, don’t pay for auto-insurance, and may not even pay any taxes, can take jobs from poor Americans who do.

If you’re an American working in food service, construction, agriculture or any of the other fields rife with illegals, those “undocumented workers” are taking money out of your pocket by undercutting your wages and they may even be threatening your ability to keep your job and support your family.

How much sense does it make to bring in poor foreigners, whose presence here ends up being subsidized by the American taxpayers in a myriad of different ways, when these illegals just end up taking jobs from poor Americans?

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