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Does Jason Zengerle support American workers?

The titular person contributes to a New Republic page called "The Plank", and he offers "If Ray Nagin bashes immigrants, does he make a sound?" (tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=3290)

That post links to the NYT article "In Louisiana, Worker Influx Causes Ill Will" (link).

And, the post and the NYT article discuss the Nagin remark which was featured in NCLR, NUL, NAACP, AAJC, and LCCR confused over words "Mexican" and "American". In fact, that link applies to Zengerle as well, since he doesn't seem to understand the difference between those two words.

In fact, while the NYT clearly indicates that most of the workers it's discussing are illegal aliens, Zengerle refers to them as "out-of-state workers", "Hispanic immigrant workers", and "Latino workers".

And, he discusses how they're subjected to "resentment", "animus", "hostility", and "anti-immigrant animus".

Obviously, no one wants to be tarred with such inflammatory rhetoric. So, let me suggest that we just ignore the fact that illegal aliens from Mexico are coming to New Orleans to take jobs that American citizens - many of them African-Americans - could and should be doing.

And, let's ignore the fact that those illegal aliens will send their paychecks - perhaps including money indirectly from the federal government - back to Mexico, further enriching the corrupt oligarchy of that country.

And, let's ignore the fact that corrupt contractors are making out like bandits, paying illegal aliens low wages under the table while getting federal contracts.

And, let's ignore the fact that - unlike American workers - those illegal aliens will be living and working in unsafe conditions.

Everyone in American should ignore that, because the last thing we want is Jason Zengerle to call us haters.

Let's contact TNR and congratulate them on supporting American workers: theplank@tnr.com

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Immigration2005b · Fri, 11/04/2005 - 19:51 · Importance: 4

Sun, 11/06/2005 - 08:39
Fred Dawes

What do you mean about American workers, that could mean anything? and could mean Mexico or any part of the so called South America? Do any of you really understand what is happening here?

By the way was McCain brainwashed by the Reds In that POW Camp many were and are in government.

To, D Flinchum is right, and our rich hate our freedom as much as Bin Laden.

buy guns this government is your enemy.

Sat, 11/05/2005 - 04:33
D Flinchum

Well, Ralph, in at least one NYT article, the illegal immigrants themselves said they were in the US illegally. That is how ridiculous this situation has become - they aren't even pretending they are here legally! The situation is so bad - with US citizens actually being fired to make room for these illegals - that even the MSM can't ignore it.

One good thing that can come out of it, however, is that US citizens are getting a small scale preview of what life will be like if McCain-Kennedy or any other of those amnesty bills gets passed. Only then it will be the whole US, not just the New Orleans area that will be seeing US citizens fired or passed over for cheap foreign labor.

Sat, 11/05/2005 - 03:44
Ralph
ralphfnelson.blogspot.com

"the NYT clearly indicates that most of the workers it's discussing are illegal aliens"

How does the NYT know this?