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Friday, July 14, 2006

Micro-Business Owners: No Mas Illegals!

Source: phoenixbizjournals
Three-quarters of micro-business owners view illegal immigration as a serious situation, according to a online member poll conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed released Thursday.

Most respondents (87 percent) called for greater allocation of resources for border security and 84 percent urged tougher penalties for those who hire illegal immigrants .

Okay, I'm not surprised as the former owner of a micro-business. Here's where, to me, it got interesting...

Competition among businesses that employ undocumented workers is a chief concern for micro-business owners trying to compete on a level playing field.

"An important issue for micro-businesses owners is when they need to expand, they must also compete against businesses that use undocumented workers in their work force," said NASE lead business consultant Gene Fairbrother. "This can often mean that those who do use illegal immigrants and do not have to deal with employee rights put the businesses that follow the law at a disadvantage because of additional tax costs."
Asshat CW suggests that there is no downside to hiring illegals, the market merely adjusts, which to me is about on par with referring to a bank robbery as a mild re-allocation of funds. Any business in America today attempting to operate lawfully, as the article states, is at a serious disadvantage against those who employ illegals.

How nice that our president has come down foursquare on the side of lawlessness.

H/T Beyond Borders Blog

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