Monday, May 01, 2006
There are many who contend that there's a difference between legal, and illegal immigrants in America, and indeed there is: the difference is about $4 an hour.
Who among us can doubt who's being ripped off, and who's being exploited, by being paid half the hourly wage, for the same labor, as so-called "legal" Americans, by having to work in sweatshops for 12 to 14 hours a day, with no breaks, and under strictly feudal conditions.
All those who worry about immigrants stealing their jobs should think instead about what they're stealing from those who merely want to improve their lives. Who among us have ancestors who came over on the Mayflower, and who among them can say that they came here legally.