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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Does the Government Employ Illegal Workers?

Source: AOL news

Let me kill the suspense...Yes!
GRONTON, Conn. (April 13) - It's a little after 7 a.m. and work is already in full swing at this Groton, Conn., construction site, the future home of military housing for officers serving at the nearby Trident Submarine Base.

The U.S. military sub-contractor pouring cement at this site — Gargiulo Construction — says its payroll is completely in order. But in reality, some papers are fake. CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the group is undocumented workers.

These men, most in their 20s and all born in Mexico, spoke in shadows because they are here illegally, and fear talking to the press could get them fired. Talking about the long hours and low pay — less than half what a union member makes — about $13 or $14 an hour.
Okay, it's bad enough that illegal immigrants are working in militarily sensitive locations. But as faithful readers of this blog well know I think we are in post-America, or The United Economy of America.

But let's set that aside for a moment. I want to focus on that last poorly written sentence. I can't tell if they're saying $13-14 dollars an hour is the union rate or half the union rate, the latter sounds about right to me.

If that's correct, if these illegals are earning $13-14 dollars an hour, do you really expect me to believe that a goodly number of Americans wouldn't work for that rate?

H/T Immigration Watchdog

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