The illegal immigants "sucking up welfare"

United States
January 10, 2007 9:28pm CST
I notice that there are a lot of people who say that the illegals suck up the welfare system. Well in California you have to be legal to recieve any assistance! You can not use a "Fake SS#" or "fake green card". I think the only thing that they do is suck up the back breaking jobs at min wage or less! I dont think that are many Americans that would do these jobs for the wages that are offered. All of the fruit,veggies and nuts in calif. are picked by the illegal immagrants...... SO, that brings me to the question- what is going to happen to the prices of fruits, vegis, and nuts?
4 responses
• United States
1 Feb 07
I think you should check your facts a little more closely. Illegals still get welfare for the "legal" children they have. If you came here illegally but then have a child that child is now a citizen and entitled to benefits including welfare. My old boss used to pick veggies in CA when he was young he travelled the country from 18-20 working on the farms. I am sorry but I think it is a poor excuse to say Americans wouldn't do the job they did it for years and they will do it again.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I totally agree, these people aren't here to steal our jobs or corrupt our gov't. They're here to better there lives in a nation where dreams come true.
@sunshinecup (7882)
15 Jan 07
First off, Americans can't afford to take these jobs that pay minimum wage or less, because they would be paying taxes on that money. Something the illegal are NOT doing. So they are making more to work those jobs than an American would. IMO that is friggin dirty. Companies that support that deserve to be boycotted. The prices of fruits or veggies have no bearing on who is picking those and what they are paid. Fat cats are going to charge what they want to support their life styles. Minimum wage hasn't gone up in years, but the cost of living has. What does that tell you. There is no excuse for illegals. Everyone of use are here in America because someone in our family bloodline, at one time or another, followed the rules and became a legal citizen. Unless they hunted buffalo and lived in Teepees anyway. Mexicans are no different and should follow the rules as well. If they want to live here and work here, they can become an American the same way all the other immigrants did.
@april444 (1342)
• United States
15 Jan 07
well honestly I know the prisons in california are full and they should make those guys and gals do it and we can charge them way less. We dont need any more illegals so make the prisoners do the grubby work.:) from a former califorian