Illeagals in the U.S.
This is another topic that has been in the news lately, because of the new policy that was enacted by the President.
I used to be one of those “send them back to their own country” people. Then I thought about it for a while. If our country was like Mexico ( which some in this country are eagerly trying to make happen) and I could not make a life for myself because the wealthy hoarded all the money and only certain favored relatives and friends were allowed places in power, would I pick up and move to try to make a better life for myself? How would I want to be treated where I went? Would I like to be treated like a human or an animal? Maybe you think that analogy is a little over the top. With the recent spat of comparing food stamp recipients to wild animals, I am sorry if you are offended. The conservatives would like to round them up in ICE box trucks and put them in jail until they are then bussed back to Mexico, because that is where ALL illegals come from. Sounds kind of like what happens when there is a dog loose in the neighborhood.
We keep hearing how the illegals are taking American jobs. They are lowering wages, stealing welfare benefits, Social Security numbers, ripping off the hospitals and schools and raping and robbing and pillaging our cities and countrysides. OH the horror! Illegal this! Illegal that! Illegal here! Illegal there! Illegal everywhere! There is one Illegal that I don’t hear this crowd talking about though……….
The Illegal employer and landlord.
No where in any conversation or discussion on the over-paid talking bobble-head shows will you hear about Illegal employers, and if you do, it is for just a few fleeting moments. Enough moments to exonerate the employer from having to verify someones immigration status because it is too time consuming, burdensome and you don’t know if someone is lying or forging documents. Coming from an industry that is continuing it’s intrusion into their employees personal lives in the form of drug tests, criminal background checks, credit checks, previous employer checks, checking your facebook profile, I find that to be a facetious argument.
These Illegal employers are reaping a generous windfall. Think about it. These illegal immigrants are desperate for work, willing to do work that Americans have been taught to strive for more than menial labor and or unwilling to do the work for what the “free market dictates”. ( What a joke. If that wage is what the “free market dictates” they wouldn’t have to bring in illegals to work for cheaper. Maybe my definition of wage markets is a little out-dated.) These illegals have no rights. If they get hurt on the job, oh well. It’s not like they are going to hire a lawyer. Yeah, let’s go to court where the judge will find out I am an illegal and deport me. Not. Thus there is no need for workers comp insurance. There is no need for unemployment insurance. And the illegal works in fear that not only might they be fired at a moments notice, but the Illegal employer may just report them. The Illegal also profits from lower wages they can get away with paying the illegal. Not to mention there are no overtime laws, wage or hour limits. Now imagine yourself in that situation.
The Illegal landlord doesn’t exactly have a bad situation either. Most illegals live 5 or more to a house. They pool their resources and live very inexpensively so they can send some home to mom and dad or other relatives that are living in squalor, once again, because the “job creators” feel they are the only ones that deserve a life above squalor. WELL ABOVE squalor. There are again NO rights for the illegal. No one to defend them for unscrupulous rent increases, a dwelling that is in disrepair, plumbing that may need repair or faulty appliances. Who are they going to complain to if the Illegal refuses to do the repairs? No one.
Now you are saying they full well knew what they were doing was illegal and they had no rights here, and you would be correct. But does that mean that it is right to treat them like they have no rights and to take full advantage of that fact? And what of the Illegal employer or Illegal landlord. Are they committing a crime by hiring these illegals? Do you hold them at fault for anything? For not hiring an American? For not paying a decent wage to an American? Or do you see it as just good business and if the Government isn’t going to do it’s job, they are well within their rights to employ them instead of turning them in for deportation?
Aren’t we supposed to be a country that receives their rights from our Creator, not the Government? You will find that I will be posting a little about religion, just because it is a hot topic and plays a part in my life. I am not a biblical scholar nor have I studied the bible, I just read it. And try to understand it. That being said let’s look at how God tells us how to treat illegals.
Leviticus 19:33-34 When a foreigner lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The foreigner living with you must be treated as a native born. Love him as you love yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I AM THE LORD.
Ezekiel 22:29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and the needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.