...Watching the rally at Independence Mall last week I was struck by the dazzling chutzpah of illegal aliens' demands to be left alone by the government, like a teenager shrugging off a nagging mother.
They were complaining about legislation - the Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act - that would make them felons and boot them out of the U.S.A.
But - oh! In Philadelphia, the restaurant industry is heavily dependent on bracero labor. Elsewhere in the nation, agriculture and construction leans heavily on "undocumented" workers to do the back-breaking work.
Who would do that work if we had no "uninvited guests?" we're asked.
Um, the same people who did it before they arrived: Low-income Americans.
Americans won't work for so little money, we're told.
Yes they will, because they have.
And if they won't, unleash capitalism and hike the pay until they will. If that means I may pay more for produce, or a restaurant meal, I'm OK with that...
Immigration · Tue, 02/21/2006 - 03:23 · Importance: 1