I watched a crew of Mexicans brick a half million dollar house from across the street. I was painting inside a similar house. I sat and watched them work on my lunch hour. They used primitive tools and rusted scaffolding. An old man would toss bricks up from his arm load to the workers on the scaffolding.
Their timing was perfect....I didn't see one brick drop. I was amazed...their work was almost symphonic by the sounds of trowels and bricks being set in the mortar.
I had no idea if they were legal or not? One who spoke English...communicated with the builder. I would guess...the builder was paying them less than half of scale wages and putting the (kicked back) balance in his pocket.
The only reason I say that is....I was offered the same type of deal. The builder said I could hire Mexicans to keep my costs down and pocket more of what the bank controller allowed.
With that in mind....the real culprit here is greed. Follow the money and find the problem.
All of the Latinos I've ever worked around and with have been like myself. They want to work and raise their families in peace. That is the kind of citizens America or any country needs.
Yes...there is a crime element...in all people. Perhaps the media could stop covering Latino gangs and do documentaries of Latino families who are enhancing their own lives and others. I am sure the news crews could find more than enough stories in any neighborhood.
This isn't about liberal or conservative attitudes and ideals...neither is worth a bag of bulls**t when it comes down to providing for one's family.
This is not a Mexican immigrant problem. It is...as usual...a problem of greed and political manipulation.
Maybe we should hire the above mentioned crew to build a wall...around the real problem....selfishness.