The "Jobs American's Don't Want" Joke
An Alabama employment agency that sent 70 laborers and construction workers to job sites in that state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina says the men were sent home after just two weeks on the job by employers who told them "the Mexicans had arrived" and were willing to work for less.Now you know where the expression "a crying shame" comes from. It is, of course, also criminal, and the companies should be prosecuted, especially the ones working under FEMA contracts.
Linda Swope, who operates Complete Employment Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., told The Washington Times last week that the workers -- whom she described as U.S. citizens, residents of Alabama and predominantly black -- had been "urgently requested" by contractors hired to rebuild and clear devastated areas of the state, but were told to leave three job sites when the foreign workers showed up.
"After Katrina, our company had 70 workers on the job the first day, but the companies decided they didn't need them anymore because the Mexicans had arrived," Mrs. Swope said. "I assure you it is not true that Americans don't want to work.
"We had been told that 270 jobs might be available, and we could have filled every one of them with men from this area, most of whom lost their jobs because of the hurricane," she said. "When we told the guys they would not be needed, they actually cried ... and we cried with them. This is a shame."
There's not much difference between these companies, that get paid with Americans' tax money, and fire Americans and hire illegals so they can pocket more of that American tax money, and the companies that cheat the government with substandard military gear that puts our soldiers at risk.
Jail time, and lots of it, is in order.
Tags: Illegals, Immigration, Katrina