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  •  I get a kick out of the "border wall" (0+ / 0-)

    There is no way in hell it gets built without using hispanic labor. I've been in construction in Arizona for 30 years. You can NOT accomplish a large project without employing a great many men from south of the border. There is NOT a "white American" work force to draw from in construction.
    They're takin' our jobs ... is a joke. More like ... They're doin' our work ... because "we" wont.

    •  you disrespect working Americans, shame on you (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't know what construction you've been in, maybe fixing someone's computer at a construction company.

      America doesn't mean "white". I've worked with AA crews in Louisiana, red crews on the Assiniboine Sioux reservation and now Hispanics from the other side of the border. All people can and will work hard.

      A truck driver in N Dakota can make six figures right now. Because it's impossible to hire an illegal immigrant, they can't get a drivers license. If employers were forced to hire only American labor to build a wall or anything else they could do so, but they might have to pay a decent wage.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:18:40 AM PST

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      •  I said Arizona, bub. (0+ / 0-)

        You know, the place where a good portion of the border fence would get built.
        There was an amazing housing boom there for 20 years. Vegas too. Miles and miles of rows of houses being built, everywhere. Maybe 1 in 30 people working on those projects ... were non hispanic. Period.
        When the temps rise above 100 and reach toward 114 ... I defy you to find a "white" guy who will tough it out.
        I'm working on Long Island right now. Roofing. Nearly every single crew is hispanic. If you want it done fast ... and right ... you get an hispanic crew. Guys who will walk 12 pitches with zero fear.
        It's how you get shit done. It has nothing to do with the money. The pays the same, white or brown. You just cant find a white guy who will do it.

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