The common feeling is that "theyre taking our jobs, or "driving down wages" My answer to this is something along the lines of starting with the statement that these folks give more than they take. And no, theyre not taking your job. Most of us could not preform typical agriculture, forestry or factory jobs regardless of the wage. I worked in sawmills through college and a year after. I am not physically or mentally capable of doing that work now if they paid me $100 an hour. And I'm in better than average shape here.
"Theyre using all our services and not paying taxes."
The oppisite is true- theyre paying in to social security but never can claim the benefits. Take a look at the welfare/unemployment/jail line around here and its mostly all white people.
If a family member is sick or disabled they are more likely care for this person at home rather than dump them on the state.
Then theres the whole bit about how immigration has to deport these folks to uphold the law. And that Potter is a traiter, etc. I dont think so. Law enforcement has wide discretion in this manner. It's a stretch, but lets compare it to jaywalking. If youre walking to work and cross the street, against the light or out of the crosswalk. You dont get a ticket. If you are bothering people, being a jackass, then you get a jaywalking ticket. I know, I got a jaywalking ticket for this reason. (go to court and say your sorry)
I belive typically if they have someone who is involved in gangs, dealing drugs or drunk driving they can and do use immigration laws to get them off the street or out of town.
The bush administrations immigration plan is terrible. To me it looks like institutionalized slavery. (someone out there have facts-n-figures to back me up here)
I really do belive that these folks contribute much more than they use.