"Excuse me, can you spare, eh, something ?
You see, my working poor job has been out sourced
Today is the day that all those in support of illegal Hispanic labor in America are to take a day off without pay. It is anticipated to heavily affect the service industry in numerous areas of the U.S.
If any of these things are on your "To Do" list today, lets hope you have the skill to do them. If not, maybe you should call your parents and yell at them for not teaching you proper life skills.
1. Move your heavy furniture into that enormous house you just bought.
2. Cut your grass, landscape your yard, plant that over priced tree, spread 100 yards of mulch into your flower beds.
3. Wake, bathe, dress, feed, and ferry your children to school. After school, pick them up, entertain them, feed them dinner, put them to bed.
4. Plan and cater the food for that important business function for your colleques.
5. Clean your house from top to bottom.
6. Re-roof your house.
The list could go on.....
I give Hispanics a lot of credit for what they do to get into and stay in this country. I've been to Mexico several times, the longest time spent there was 6 weeks. My trips were not spent basking at an all inclusive resort. I travelled and adventured extensively through out the land. I have a good perspective on how Mexicans live. How they live in Mexico even touches my own household in Ann Arbor. Here are some photos of my husbands grandmothers house in Sahuayo, Mexico. Sahuayo is a very small town near Guadalajara.
The bathroom ceiling.
Statisticians believe that by 2012, Hispanics will be the majority in the U.S., and Whitey will be demoted to the minority. Shit, in my own house the 2/3 majority is Hispanic. My loverly 1/3 caucasian ass is already the minority. Sing with me..."I wanna be the minority...". That Latin blood is thicker than water.
There is the argument that these illegals are sucking off the tit of America by using the welfare system for food, health care, and housing. And they send their children to public schools. Yeah, their doing it....the same way the working poor Americans are doing it. If you think all these illegals are getting paid under the table, you are mistaken. Thanks to the Federal government, business are required to verify that the person they are hiring is able to legally work in the U.S. There are countless forms that the employee must fill out documenting their legal statis via proof of drivers license, social security card, and residency. This is required, and the illegals comply. They provide these documents and things check out. They are hired and begin having taxes taken out of their pay. Fed, State, Social Security, the works. No one (ie. the Feds and INS) realize that the taxes are tagged to some guy in Dallas. The illegals are paying into the system. Unfortunately, the way they are doing it (to save their asses) and how shitty the U.S. manages its bizzare checks and balances, well, they just don't mesh. The tax money sits unclaimed.
Back to my father in law.... He came to the U.S. almost 50 years ago to work in the car factories in Detroit. Truthfully, I have no idea if he came into this country legally, or not. Eventually, he met and married my mother in law, who was an American born Mexican. After the marriage, he became a permanent resident of the U.S. He maintained that statis for 45 years, all the while keeping his Mexican passport. He joined the meat cutters union (butcher), worked, paid into the American system legally, raised a family of 7 children and retired from his job.
After September 11, he received a letter from the INS stating that he could no longer be a permanent resident. He must become a citizen. It took over 2 years to clear himself. 2 years of standing in lines at INS. 2 years of re-doing paperwork the INS "lost". 2 years of not being able to leave the country for fear that the U.S. might not let him back in. In the end, he was able to have his perm. resident statis reinstated. If all this can happen to a legal immigrant, imagine what it is like for those who are illegal and truely desire to make things right for themselves within the U.S. We should be glad that all they are going to do today is take the day off in protest....