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Something must give

At this very moment the American Senate is discussing the Immigration Bill that they voted to re-address this morning (Tue 26th). It seems that Georgy Porgy has called in a few favours and maybe promised some more in order to bring more of his fellow Republicans to support this endeavour. With Oil Wars part II: Attack of the Clowns on his permanent record as president he is racing to do something to balance that out in his final year and a half as El Jefe.

Why is this bill such a problem?

We have these palefaces running around saying that all these illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans. Really? I don't see that many Americans if any lining up to pick fruit or be janitors or work in certain types of kitchens or factories. Yet there is that cry. It has been my experience that many Americans feel that certain jobs are beneath them and should only be done by certain people. They are too good to clean up after others etc yet they claim to want employment. My thing is if there are people willing to do something that you do not want to and this ensures that your society continues to run with relative smoothness then leave it alone.

However I can see the other side to this. There are certain jobs that require a certain level of skill and/or training for example construction where many contractors look for cheap uninsured labour. Exploitation of this nature is wrong and should not go on. As someone who has experienced a degree of this, desperation to have some inkling of improvement for yourself and your family will make you tolerate certain conditions. A tangent on this deals with language. If I am living or hiding in someone else;s country and trying to blend in at least make an effort to learn the language. I don't expect to go to France or Nigeria and expect them to automatically cater to my English tongue. I will at least buy a dictionary to know if they cussin me out and to respect the people who live there. But I digress.

What does this bill hold for people like myself with 1 and 3/4 degrees since it seems to be primarily concerned with Mexicans and securing the border then dealing with the 12 million people. My guess is that they trying to reclaim their former properties of Texas, California and the space in between that was stolen by the US. Remember the Alamo and the banditry that went on.

Prayerfully something good will come out of this and people like me who are stuck in the cracks and trying to do the right thing and not revert to the life of a gigalo will benefit. Otherwise ah want back all the taxes they take from my pay cheques.

2 comments:

  1. funny that you spoke about construction... we have that issue staring us in our faces her in Trini right now. The Chinese are working day and night to complete their projects on time, under budget.. blahl blah blah... but at the same time there are locals complaining that they are not given the opportunity to work... Yeah well I will bring people from foreign who wukkin at 0300 in the morning...

    'Digression Ahead' - the only issue here is if these Chinese workers rights are being violated. China doesn't have a good human rights record... but the buildings finishing on time and within budget.

    "NO Shoulder Ahead"

    The Mexicans not taking back any land... and the Republicans need to look at their staff and see that is Consuela and her family who have raised theirs for many years... why are they trying to send these people back where they came from. Is it that the 'White Man' Majority is now becoming afraid that they won't be in the majority...

    the CIA has these statistics on the current population demographic

    white 81.7%, black 12.9%, Asian 4.2%, Amerindian and Alaska native 1%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2% (2003 est.)
    note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean a person of Latin American descent (including persons of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin) living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.)

    You see they don't even consider the people as belonging to an ethnic group...

    excerpt from posting on Wikipedia - According to the Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey the US population is as follows:

    * White American, 74.7%, or about 215.3 million (the definition of White includes European Americans, Middle Eastern Americans (e.g. Arab Americans, Iranian Americans), Central Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans who reported as White in the 2000 Census)
    * Black or African American 12.1% or 34.9 million
    * Asian American 4.3% or 12.5 million,
    * American Indian 0.8% or 2.4 million
    * Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1% or 0.4 million
    * Some other race 6% or 17.3 million
    * Two or more races 1.9% or 5.6 million

    Each of the above categories includes people who identify their ethnicity as Hispanic or Latino. U.S. federal law defines Hispanic to indicate any person with ancestry from a Latin American country or Spain

    * Hispanics of any race: 14.5% or about 41.9 million.

    lawd they have one set of races lumped in with the WHITE talk about manipulating the figures... anyhow u get the picture

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  2. Anonymous27/6/07 13:18

    if them EFFERS really show population by heritage is pressure fi dem

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