I recently received an email from a frustrated reader in California who has noticed a trend of favoritism for Hispanics in the workplace. He's asked what he can do about actually fighting illegal immigration.
I have personally watched this happen myself as my wife was discriminated against and saw newly hired (and underqualified) Hispanics at her workplace being promoted in front of her by a Hispanic manager. She was at that job for years and I know she is a hard worker and knew the ins and outs. She was in line to move up when her supervisor took a different position and was replaced by a Hispanic supervisor. He quickly told her she wouldn't be getting the position she was in line for and then picked a Hispanic guy who had been there about a month to take the position.
She refused to file a discrimination lawsuit no matter how many times I badgered her to.
Here is part of what k.c. had to say:
Email from k.c. - 01/07/2007 at 15:06
Why hasn't the border patrol set up shop in Golden Acres to apprehend them? Only in America can an illegal get a job with a stolen identity, and an American get fired for being against those illegals! This country has gone to hell in a handbasket, and you know why? Because nice guys finish last. That's why. When will we stop asking what can be done, and just do it? Let me know, I am SO ready.
My reply is below:
There is stuff that can actually be done. First of all go to http://www.minutemanhq.com/ and look at the Minuteman Project. Sure, they watch the border voluntarily, but they are also involved in setting up protests and investigating businesses that hire illegal aliens. You can also check out http://www.saveourstate.org/ Save Our State is located in California and headed up by Joe Turner. They have held many rallies [see some Diggers Realm coverage of Save Our State] and protests in all parts of California and introduced petitions and bills fighting illegal immigration in California.
There are groups out there fighting about this issue, but they need more help. A lot of people are against illegal immigration (recent polls show nearly 80% of Americans are against illegal immigration), but the fact is that not enough Americans are actually standing up and doing something about it.
I was hit by a hispinic male on 12-21-06 and they didn't have insurance or even have a ID of any kind. They walked away free. How can the police just let them walk away free knowing they are an illegal alien and they just comitted a crime. The police said the only thing I can do is to sue them. How can I sue them when the only thing they are going to do is run? I believe the goverment should have to pay for our cars getting fixed and the medical bills due to the wreck. Is there anything I can do to get this solved or to at least get it to the public's eye so we can start and awarness to get this stopped?
Posted by: E.M. on January 12, 2007 04:21 AM
I had the same thing happen years ago in California. There is little you can do other than to get our government to actually do their job and keep these people out of the country in the first place.
Even if you did get a form of ID the likelihood it was fraudulent would be high.
You're not alone. This happens every day across our country and nobody is doing a thing about it.
Hey I'm dong a report/presentation on this topic, and I too am very against it. I need to present ways on how to prevent this, and any other valuable information on the topic. Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted by: Chris on June 5, 2008 10:20 AM
Immigrants do jobs that Americans wont????? This statement is without a doubt written by an immigrant. Every time I go to a clinic or optomotrist, or administrative call center areas most of these offices are staffed with a majority of hispanics. Now these are not jobs that Americans wont work but jobs they cant get past the hispanic recruiter. I worked for a doctor's office and it was a well diversed staff until we got a hispanic supervisor and within one year the entire office staff had been replaced with hispanics. I have a B.A. degree and was spared. I observed the supervisor who harassed all the non hispanic workers until they left open positions for her culture,relatives and/or friends. Now the Office has added another hispanic office manager w/o degree and I have already found another job. They discriminate against anyone but their own. Non hispanic workers receied intentional unwarranted write ups leading to termination. Oh yes, One last pet peeve of mine is spanish speaking employees speaking to administration in spanish excluding non spanish speeking emloyees from the conversation. This created many disagreements. I am truly sick of it. I am through with the U.S. especially, California.
Posted by: Wendy W on November 19, 2008 09:03 PM
I am so tired of the problems with immagration. I'm kinda going through the same thing with the people living next door to me. They started out by renting a house 2 doors down which were my good friends house and they couldn't pay there rent so they rented the house right next door to us and it is just a nightmare!! They are very loud and disgusting they drop their trash on the floor and they don't even pick it up we live in a clean neighbor hood. They even got to the point were they stoped paying him rent and he ended up loosing his house now the immagrants are living there for free. None of them work which is 11 people in a 2 bedroom house and they party all the time. The police don't do anything I just can't believe what this country is coming to. I'm hispanic and I think that this is bull we as Americans have to pay our taxes, and help put there kids through school that's why I feel are schools are over crowded and we pay for it. When is it going to stop!!
Posted by: Chris on February 1, 2009 09:33 PM
Honestly, to all people are using immigrants as an excuse as to why you are not promoted. Often times immigrants are opressed and not given the rights they deserve as HUMAN BEIINGS. People need to realize, that we are all human and under god have the same rights. You know, I am soo sick of these in and out excuses, if you DO NOT get a promotion. If you are not getting it there is a reason for it. It is true that often times Hispanics have higher work ethic than Americans. I am not intending to offend anyone. Heck, I am not even hispanic. But, it is a known fact the have a higher work ethic. WHY? It does not come as easy to them, they have families at home dying of poverty. But, do you guys care nope.
Posted by: Alexa on April 4, 2009 08:02 PM
It is true that often times Hispanics have higher work ethic than Americans... But, it is a known fact the have a higher work ethic.
If they have such a higher work ethic then why are they coming to America? With that opinion all Hispanic countries should have a superior economy and be models of productivity. As much as you say you're not being racist, you most certainly are.
I live in california and I am sick to my stomach every time I see a mexican with a stroller and 5 dirty children. I think we need to cut off all of their welfare and medical aid immediatly. Maybe they will change their ways. I will outline them in the coming sentances. I am 33 and me and my wife do not have kids yet. The reason for this is that we are not ready financially. We are responsible and care about the health and welfare of our children so we are working to get to a financial place to provide the best life for them. Every mexican I see has no car no money, 3 children at different ages and pregnant. My father is a accountant and he told me what they do according to their tax returns. They will of course jump the border, get married and begin to have children asap to establish the right to live here. After that they will get jobs and earn just under 15k. The rest of the year they work under the table. By doing this they get the full earned income credit of around 5k paid to them via the irs and pay no taxes at all. They can do this by filing as separated while still being completely married the whole time. Now if this isn't bad enough they then will couple that with food stamps welfare, medical aid etc. I had this affect me first hand when I was at the store the other day. I am struggling so I am trying to watch my money. I spent 12 dollars and was bothered by having spent so much on so little. The people ahead of me both obviously citizens through the loopholes we all talk about are spending $60 and look perfectly happy to doing it. They pulled out a what appeared to be a credit card to pay for their groceries. The clerk asked them if it was a food card. Unable to speak english at all they said si... I asked the clerk what she asked them and she said they were using a food stamp card. This sickened me beyond belief. lastly the children produced in this way almost always turn out to be drug dealing thugs with no respect for anything and end up in prison costing me more money. Excuse me I have to go puke!
OK that's better, now, my city is infested with these low life abusers of the good people who built this country. I am sickened saddened and enraged that this government does nothing to put this to a stop immediately. With all the financial problems we have in this country, why are we allowing ourselves to be taken advantage of? It has to stop now. I am going to actively pursue this issue until they are held accountable for all of the mess they have created. Please send me any info you can to get involved. I will sit on the boarder any day, just sign me up!!!! Call me a racist call me what you want I don't' care just like they don't care that they are burning this country with gasoline! God help us!
Posted by: russell on October 5, 2009 11:57 PM
Why is this subject TABOO with politicians?
I truly believe if we could remedy this problem the economy in this state (CA) would improve. I will vote for someone who can address this issue. I do not think we realize what a hugh impact this has on our economy. These people are not paying taxes but are draining the system and resources. The hard working people that belong here (legally)have to pay for this. All I ask is that they pay their fair share. Stop crowding our roads, draining the system and geting a free ride! Also, learn to speak ENGLISH!!!
Posted by: Emerald on March 26, 2010 09:58 PM
Well! Well! Well! I don’t know but I guess I’ll play devil’s advocate and say all of you haters are white. You know the sad thing is that white people are so coward and not to mention of bunch of racists trash. First of all how can you say were taking all the jobs? What the hill belly jobs? Cause I sure don’t see any doctors, lawyers, state, city, or government employees crying about Mexicans taking their jobs. ILOLOLOL…………….Ohhh no what has this world come to Mexicans taking all the fast food and retail jobs ohh no. LOLOL wow thank you I needed a good laugh. Anyways like was saying white people are a bunch of p*****. How dare you say cut off all medical and benefits? Do you even know your facts? About 80 percent of the people who depend on section 8 welfare, food stamps and so forth are black people duhhh! OHH yeah but I forgot white people are too petrified to even comment on things like that because they know if they do all types of riots will break out. So hey! Take out on the people who can defend themselves. And do you really want to talk about California? Don’t you have a gang problem over there? Ooh yeah! I forgot you’ll shook. Someone commented about Mexicans have five kids and something about being dirty? Hello you see that everywhere dirty little black kids, mothers who don’t know who the father is and best of all living off our taxes. But once again you ARE SCARED to even say something. Please stop the b.s and leave them alone. If you claim your educated do your research half the United States belonged to Mexico anyways the white man just stole it. Ohh yeah! Another thing someone commented about benefits and all, listen if you are so concerned about that how you go to your local city office and tell them you’re tired of paying taxes and tell them to get rid of section 8, welfare and so on. See who it really affects….LOL I
Posted by: James on April 5, 2010 09:28 AM
Omg James, you must be just another angered black man. Not another one of those, whitey the cause of all your problems huh? Not all white people are scared of you because your black like you mentioned there. You have got to be the most ignorant person I have ever heard. If you can bash the white man then I can bash your kind in return. Was you trying to glorify your race by telling everyone that 80 percent of your kind is too lazy to get a job? Or is the problem the white man? Obviously illegal immigrants don't affect your welfare so you wouldn't have anything against them. They don't affect the 80 percent of section 8ers that your so proud of. Most white people try to carry their own weight unlike your kind who want free hand outs and keep whining and crying about the "white man" keeping them down. It's not rocket science, idiot, the fact is we can't help the entire world or we will drown with them. Jobs are scarce, many people can't get a job. If illegal immigrants were made to obey the law then that would free up alot of jobs for American citizens, last I checked this was our country, not theirs, we can't save the world. Simple. Can you grasp that through your greasy skull? Of course your welfare isn't affected, you wouldn't care. You view them as an ally against "whitey." According to you I have an 80 percent chance of hitting the nail on the head by saying go back to your ghetto and slang your dope and return your stolen PC that you made that post on and leave these matters to people who understand how simple it is. Bleeding hearts save the world people are dragging the whole country down by their ways and anyone who says otherwise is not affected by law breaking illegal immigrants.
Posted by: Brandon on August 21, 2010 08:16 AM
bottom line is this, people of color and immigrants...for some unknown, undiscovered reason...leach our economy of its goodness and prosperity. Migrants from Mexico are merely a burden on our economy, sending their income to their family in Mexico rather then spending it here in the US AND reneging on having to pay taxes. Sales tax, yes, income tax?...only on the jobs they officially hold and we all know most migrant workers work under the table, even if they work a non-under the table job as well. Keep America American.
Posted by: joe on May 13, 2011 12:02 AM
I have been drywalling inIllinois for 36 years and until the illegal immigration invasion about 5 years ago I was diong fine.Now with the illegals doing the same work for a third to a fifth of the wage I've been making for years I'm starving.I recently had to do a job for a larger drywall company who employs illegals,and I voiced my opinion without reserve,the illegal slashed two of the tires on my truck,I,m pretty good with my fist but theres about 20 of them on that job no way for me to win that confrontation,I was a breath away from killing every one of them but then I would be giving up my life as well.They've got me backed into the corner and I just don't know what to do.The next day when I showed up for work the illegals started pointing and laughing,I need help Please tell me what I can legally do to net some real results.
Posted by: Tony Valentine on April 2, 2012 06:45 PM
Stop spending your money at places that only employ illegals. Speak with your money. Pick a store or business in your area and stage a one month boycott of that business and let them know why they are being boycotted. That will change things.