Illegals are robbing others of jobs

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I found it very interesting how the leaders of the black churches demonstrated solidarity in the support for a black candidate to represent the interest of their community in the District 1 Augusta Commission runoff.

I have a question for these pastors: Where is their passion and solidarity for the jobs being lost to the black community because of all the illegals taking said jobs? Surely these pastors are aware of this fact.

Not all of the jobs taken by illegals are low-paying labor jobs such as in yard service. Many of the jobs are good-paying jobs -- e.g., highways and building. An example would be the recent Interstate 20 project. Also, go to any housing construction site and see for yourself.

The pastors and leaders of the black community should be demanding that the local government and law enforcement crack down on those who employ illegals. Also, contact state legislators for assistance in obtaining the tools to get the jobs.

Frank Scharite, Augusta

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baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 12/14/09 - 03:33 am
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LOL! The people in Cherry

LOL! The people in Cherry Tree and these "communities" are there due to their own volition. Their lack of education, job skills, work ethic, and dependability have made them virtually un-hireable. That and the fact that these "ministers" and black leaders for the most part don't care about these people. They just use them. Look at the Beards and the Walkers....they are nothing but race pimps and crooks. However, black unemployment has nothing to do with illegals. With that said, ilegals shouldn't be here and the federal government has failed miserably for decades to secure America's borders, but many of them are actually filling in gaps in the workforce that would otherwise lead to slow and poor service and higher inflation.

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Yosemitesam 12/14/09 - 05:34 am
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Either enforce illegals alien

Either enforce illegals alien laws or stop enforcing laws altogether. The Justice department is just as duty bound to arrest those sneaking across the border as they are to arresting citizens for driving without a license or any other violation. Inexcuseable. There is no provision in our laws to accomodate the selective enforcement of laws.
One thing everyone could do to help out would be to not partronizew Mexican restaraunts and don't hire contractors with non English speaking workers. But, then again, if you don't care, just keep doing what you're doing. Seems to be working really well for the Mexicans.

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johnston.cliff 12/14/09 - 05:57 am
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So far, the messiah Obama has

So far, the messiah Obama has adopted almost all of Bush's policies, except for low taxes. His tendency to ignore the border problems are just a continuation of the mess Bush allowed. Again, the messiah O can complain, "it's Bush's fault" , but this time he'd be right. With the work ethic of the first generation Mexicans, employers would be silly not to use them.

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bushwhacker 12/14/09 - 06:21 am
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Exactly, as long as Obama

Exactly, as long as Obama adopts republican policies America is headed toward doom and socialism! Good observance cliff.

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springstorm 12/14/09 - 06:34 am
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Latinos, or illegal aliens

Latinos, or illegal aliens (as they are called) get to work on time,go to work sick or well, and take on jobs other employees wouldn't. Most of them are honest, law abiding citizens. I voted for Pres. Obama. No president can keep out illegal aliens. And if you don't make over $250,000 you don't have to worry about higher taxes. He's taxing the wealthy. Don't forget, Americans can get welfare and EBT. Illegal aliens can't. Also unemployment benefits.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/14/09 - 06:35 am
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strange interpretation

strange interpretation bushwacker. It that some of the same thinking that gave us the "fairness doctrine"? Just because the messiah does some things right doesn't mean he isn't a hard core Marxist. While his job and the job of his lackeys is on the line, he'll act like a politician. Once he's done away with those irritating elections, we'll see a different O. More than anything else, he's following the Chavez plan.

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carcraft 12/14/09 - 06:36 am
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bushwhacker on Mon Dec 14,

bushwhacker on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:21 AM He is adopting Bush's policies EXCEPT for lower taxes, and enforcing curent regulations,and takeing over American inducstry. Right now Obumbler is tring to take over industry via the EPA and take over medicine via health care "Open Harry" Reid is so secrative about health care that even the # 2 Democrat dosen't know what is being produced...The SEIU admits to letting illegal alians into the union..doing jobs Americans won't I guess..Welcome to Obumbler's America..Hows closing GITMO in a year going for you all?

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justus4 12/14/09 - 08:49 am
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Well, ol' Frank identifies
Unpublished

Well, ol' Frank identifies something important, but the Black ministers got to play the hand they were dealt. They can't afford to worry about jobs when discrimination in hiring exists throughout most all agencies. Their people wouldn't get the jobs anyway, so they must deal with issues about representation because thats where the battles are won or lost. They've been losing for a long time, so addressing the illegals problem is way beyond their pay grade. Losing that seat will soon effect those minority supervisors who work for the city, because their employment will soon be targeted by U know who. The Black ministers actually are a example of failures of leadership and seem pitiful in their efforts. They asked for an outside agency to investigate the attempted bribe of two elected officials and was laughed at by the local printing operations, so illegals are not on their radar. And sadly, it is for a good reason.

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afadel 12/14/09 - 09:17 am
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How can someone tell if a

How can someone tell if a highway or construction worker is legal? This is an honest question. What made the author think they were working illegally?

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CobaltGeorge 12/14/09 - 09:27 am
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Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal -

Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal - Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically productive for the United States. Try to follow along. You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California. Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted. Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table". Ready? Now pay attention...Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00. Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00. Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00. Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00. (Part 1)

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CobaltGeorge 12/14/09 - 09:28 am
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Joe Legal makes too much

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00. Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00. Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00. Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00. Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00. Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00. Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc. Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month. (Part 2)

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CobaltGeorge 12/14/09 - 09:28 am
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Joe Legal now works overtime

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family. Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home. Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay. Do you get it, now? If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens... You are part of the problem!

johnrollins
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johnrollins 12/14/09 - 09:29 am
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Illegals aren't TAKING jobs

Illegals aren't TAKING jobs from negros. Negros don't want them. They have found it a lot easier to lay down and let the government support their sorry behinds. Their new mantra, "YOU CANT BEAT THAT ENTITLEMENT"CHECK!

johnrollins
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johnrollins 12/14/09 - 09:30 am
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Can someone tell me who will

Can someone tell me who will benefit from all the construction jobs generated by the TEE and revitalization of laney walker.

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johnrollins 12/14/09 - 09:32 am
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afadel, to answer your

afadel, to answer your question, if it is a hispanic, the possibility he is illegal is somewhere around 76-85%, pretty good odss he is illegal!

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AWyld1 12/14/09 - 09:33 am
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The minority supervisors (gee

The minority supervisors (gee they made it that high there must have been some mistake by the white devil to let them be supervisors) should lose their jobs because of incompetence. They are costing the city money in lawsuits and coming up with illegal rules which if they try to enforce will result in even more legal action. The black ministers have to have a rallying cry to drum up the people of their congregation. They should all lose their tax exempt status. I can only imagine what would have happened had a few white ministers called a press conference and said the opposite of what these so called religious leaders did. It would have made the national news and caused rioting in the streets. Instead of blaming u know who justus should be finding out why he is full of u know what!

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/14/09 - 09:39 am
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justus is just another

justus is just another "peaceful muslim"

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/14/09 - 09:47 am
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Does anyone have an accurate

Does anyone have an accurate number of illegal aliens that will receive citizenship and pardons under the amnesty bill going to congress tomorrow?

WW1949
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WW1949 12/14/09 - 09:49 am
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Why even pay attention to

Why even pay attention to justus's posts and all of the going ons with the ministers. It only upsets some people so discount what they say and go on with your life. Pay no attention to their rambelings.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/14/09 - 09:49 am
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All of them!

All of them!

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/14/09 - 09:58 am
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the government says between

the government says between 12-20 million.That's kinda like between 0-8 million.helluva gap

airbud7
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airbud7 12/14/09 - 10:02 am
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In order to get a job you

In order to get a job you have to know how to do the job.ie operate a forklift,use a nail gun,connect pipe,run wires,operate skillsaw,cut borads,use a tape,exc. Thats what a contractor is looking for.Black,white,legal or Illegal the job must get done.

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JacquesUlar 12/14/09 - 10:08 am
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airbud, when I was a partner

airbud, when I was a partner in a contracting biz, we looked for calluses on his hands and work boots and jeans that didn't sag. "Get in the truck, let's go" We never went wrong using that method.

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noway 12/14/09 - 10:19 am
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wow, illegals are TAKING

wow, illegals are TAKING Jobs? You know, you have to leave your section 8 housing and go to the employer to GET a job and then it's important to actually arrive AT the job everyday. Apparently, those people who are TAKING these jobs are following that formula while those poor people in the black community who don't have jobs are wondering why no one is knocking on the door with a job. It takes a bit of self-motivation and work ethic. Don't blame "illegals" for taking the jobs. Those people are working and most likely, they are LEGAL residents. Ignorant editorial. Of course, only the Chronicle would print it.

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ohlvcws 12/14/09 - 10:22 am
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If I did not know better, I

If I did not know better, I would have thought I wrote the above. If we as Americans do not take a stand for our people, and quit giving the jobs to the illegal immergrants that are coming into our country, there will soon be no way for our people to make a living. All of the ones that are hiring them need to be fined to the fullest, and the immergrants need to be sent back to Mexico.

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deportem 12/14/09 - 10:26 am
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Illegal Aliens will only

Illegal Aliens will only remain here as long as employers continue to hire them. It is a violation of Federal law to knowingly employ an Illegal Alien. You guys can look the other way, but if you hire an Illegal Alien, you are unAmerican.

JacquesUlar
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JacquesUlar 12/14/09 - 10:26 am
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When it's time to get a job

When it's time to get a job completed, it's time to hire workers, not social experiments who want to get half their pay at lunch time so they can go buy dope at lunch then (if) come back stoned for the afternoon. I dusted of my HS Spanish so I could get quality help. I have no use for Ebonics....

WW1949
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WW1949 12/14/09 - 10:31 am
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I think you said it correctly

I think you said it correctly Jacques.

airbud7
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airbud7 12/14/09 - 10:39 am
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The jobs are there, all you

The jobs are there, all you have to do is get your a-s out of bed and ride around until you see a construction site get out and apply.next thing you know you have a paycheck.

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andywarhol 12/14/09 - 10:40 am
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So the writer is saying that

So the writer is saying that because he sees hispanic workers on a job site that they MUST be illegals?

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