Originally Posted by White trash wagon
Yeh, millions of Italians & Irish poured in the US about 100 years go. Look how they took over. But back to Mexicans, can you call it an invasion when they are practically welcomed with open arms? At least thier welcomed by business, and all the lazy/cheap asses who want thier lawn mowed for $20, or a house built for less than $100K.
Stop the reason for illegal immigration (employment) and the Mexicans will stop coming over, with no fence, no troops. But it will cost you $$$,having white guys mow your grass & build your houses.
I don't want to get too far off the original intent of this thread, but I'll be the first to admit that the cheap Mexican labor has been good for this part of the country... housing is reasonable, I didn't have to cut my own grass unless I wanted to, Restaurants for the most part are clean, and well staffed, jobs that are normally shunned by the more affluent are readily filled by the Mexican population... and I think that's fine, they wanna work, we've got the work and are willing to employ them to do it, seems like an ideal situation...
The problem is when they (the immigrants) start overwhelming our social services, our emergency rooms and health care systems, or the legal system and so forth...
To become a legit part of the American dream and be accepted by those already here, they've got to properly assimilate into our society, learn the language, pay their share of the taxes, learn and obey our laws, and generally become a functioning member of the club... and not become a parasite sucking the life out of a host country.
The long and short is that there is plenty of room for everybody, but the influx of immigrants has got to be properly managed by someone, our government is responsible, but has done a piss poor job over the last 25 years or so, and that's why we're talking about it today. If we don't get a good handle on it soon, we'll all be speaking spanish and eating tortillas in the future. btw.. I had tortillias and eggs for breakfast this morning... Ummmm,, good.