Originally Posted by Elky
They come here for a better life, a life with guarantees of a better life with or without a job. 50 years ago, Americans did those jobs. It was employers in this country that lowered the wage standard and would hire the illegal, creating in time the lazy American.
Our system is broken, and we have a do nothing government to address any of it.
Employers lowered wages and cut benefits and such, making such jobs less desireable to Americans because they have to compete with all the manufacturers overseas, who make things using labor that works happily for a 4th what a worker asks for here. AND, the stuff they make cheaply , comes here and floods the markets, and consumers want the cheapest they can get, cheaper and cheaper and cheaper, ala Walmart, which makes American manufacturers unable to meet that bottom line pricing. IT's a race to the bottom. The only way farmers can make it is with labor from Mexico. The only way you can get food as cheap as you get it in the super market, is through labor from Mexico.
If we want to sever the use of such cheap labor from Mexcio, be prepared to pay the REAL cost for things made /grown in America.