Skip to comments.A Great Nation Would Hire Immigrants to Build The Wall
Posted on 04/08/2019 9:20:45 PM PDT by kathsua
President Donald Trump should start acting like the head of a great nation in dealing with the large number of jobless immigrants on the border. The people coming to the Mexican border are essentially saying they think the United States is a great nation which can provide jobs their own countries cannot. A Great Nation helps people in other nations when it can. The United States under President Harry Truman was a great nation because it helped west European nations recover from the devastation their war had caused.
The United States cannot provide jobs to everyone in the world, but it does have a public works project for the Mexican border that could provide jobs for the immigrants on the border. Hiring the border immigrants to construct The Wall would allow construction in a short period of time. Constructing The Wall would provide immigrants the jobs they need to support their families without taking jobs from those who are already living here. Companies selling goods and services to Wall workers might even be able to add employees. Having the immigrants construct The Wall might be the only way to avoid a humanitarian crisis because other potential approaches are unlikely to be able to create enough jobs for them in time to help. If the United States can provide jobs building The Wall to jobless immigrants, it would be immoral not to hire them. A Great Nation determines what needs to be done and does it.
President Trump might have to switch to a more labot intensive type of wall construction to reduce the cost of materials. He could hire the immigrants now even though there would be a delay before they could begin working on The Wall. That time could be used to teach them some basic English and to construct housing. They would also receive training in how to build The Wall. After building The Wall they would be available to work on infrastructure projects.
As an historian I recognize that sustained economic growth has involved an increasing population. Except for the baby boomer era the population increase has come from immigration. When the United States limited immigration in the 1920's the limits acted like a lid on the economy and the economy imploded. New immigrants arrive with few possessions so they purchase more goods than established residents. Immigrant families provide even more economic stimulation because parents need to replace clothes and toys the children have outgrown
I don't know how the immigrants view President Trump. The fact that they are coming here looking for jobs implies they think of him the way Dorothy thought of the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Is President Trump just smoke and mirrors or is he the leader of a great nation that helps those in need? The leader of a Great Nation would do everything he can to deal with the crisis on the border.
I suggested putting illegals to work building the wall in chain gangs decades ago.
One of the most stupid and ridiculous articles I have ever seen in my 16 years on FR.
Why pay foreigners when you can hire unemployed Americans, who would do a better job anyway?
Yeah. Like a lack of labor is the problem.
Davis Bacon requires union labor. Amazing how many dumb ideas come from those who know nothing about construction.
This is the stupidest article of the day - even though the day is young, the competition is closed.
How ‘dat work out for Rome?
In 2005, Charleston SC had a new bridge open. I know two people who quit construction on it because working with illegals scared the crap out of them. In an earthquake, that bridge is the last place I want to be.
Stuff like this is a mainstay during FReepathons.
It seems that crap is better than fundraising attempts.
So Cartels can add their own cameras and sensors and
jammers and thumpers... Stage FFun incidents...
Yeah, that's the ticket!"
Hes not suggesting that the Great Depression was caused by limiting immigration, is he?
I totally agree. This is an idiotic remark. WHY would we want to encourage more illegal criminal invaders to come here by offering them work? And, did the stupid author ever consider deliberate sabotage by these people on the wall? Making it deliberately weak in spots that they then sell access to?
Love the meme!
Not hire them to build the wall, but force them to do menial labor on it as the sentence for their attempt to invade; then when it is finished, thrust them out to the other side with a permanent sentence of never setting foot inside the boundaries of the U. S. A. forever thereafter.
In the late 80s at a management dinner/meeting sponsored by a DoD contractor, a representative of the boarder patrol spoke to about 200 attendees about the 400,000 illegals that were caught crossing the border that year. He had no statistics on the number that were not apprehended. He went on to say that the best deterrent was to erect a wall and a twenty by twenty foot trench to run its length. The burden on the US citizens was becoming unbearable. We as tax payers were picking up the tab for all the welfare extended to the illegals that made it through.
During the Q&A, a attendee ask why the feds were not forcing the apprehended to construct the barrier and dig the moat. The answer: We couldnt do that. It would be considered forced indentured slavery. At that the entire room groaned in unison. It was not okay to force criminals to pay for their crime but okay to force us as tax paying citizens of good standing to be enslaved by our government to support them as well.
Put them to work to build the wall. When they have paid their fine in hours of labor, then kick their sorry asses out.
Yup, it is a stupid article. Its not a brick and mortar wall requiring thousands of hands to build.
Yall need to do a search on the current construction process. They aint using bricklayers.
Sure because no specific skills are needed right? Companies bidding don’t have employees? Oh well if we don’t care about quality should be fine. No harm giving more American jobs to illegals either. /s
You don’t need to hire them. Just put them to work as they cross the border..
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