Thursday, April 21, 2005

Missouri HB 197

If Missouri HB 197 is passed any contractor that hires illegal aliens to work on publicly financed projects will be fined plus they will not be able to bid on publicly financed projects for ten years. I feel this is a step in the right direction. The way to stop the practice of hiring illegal aliens is to stop the practice from being so profitable.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

This law is a good one. It is pro-American and that's what matters. I can't feel sorry for companies who suffer because of hiring out-of-country employees to do their work. But when you do such a thing with public money that is a serious crime against your nation. Any company who values profit over their own nation should be boycotted. Hiring illegal immigrants is in effect shipping jobs overseas. It's another form of outsourcing. Sure, many of these jobs are ones that many Americans don't want but the more jobs that are taken the more pressure is put on the job market all the same.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

Let's stop with the "jobs Americans don't want" comment since I'm sure there are plenty of Americans who would perform the tasks rather than starve.

I agree that this is a step in the right direction though. But let's not stop there. Why not add public disclosure and humiliation to the mix so that more than just the court watchers can be apprised of who is hiring illegals and undermining our national economy?

1:15 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Let's not stop the "jobs Americans don't want" argument, though.

I work for a landscaping company. We use the H2B visa program -- legal workers from Mexico, basically. One of the safeguards in place in the program is that my company is required to post many ads for the open positions (in this case, laborers) before we can even ask to hire immigrants.

Last year we needed 50 people for summer work. How many Americans even applied? 8. How many Americans withdrew their application (or just stopped answering their phones) after hearing what the work entailed? 6.

And this is in a state with a 5.9 unemployment rate.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Whymrhymer said...

HB 197 is an excellent idea -- every state should implement it but it best serves to highlight the basic problem -- there are many, many illegal aliens here in the U.S.; the US government is not doing its job.

ms. niki's post is very revealing but, really, legal aliens (guest workers or whatever you call them) or not the major problem and are unaffected by the bill.

9:28 PM  
Blogger John said...

Sounds like a good plan to me!

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7:04 AM  
Blogger InsaneHippie said...

Good deal. I wish and hope we get something like that in Virginia.

Americans will work labor intensive jobs if the Illegal Aliens are kicked out. Illegal Aliens subvert a normal functioning marketplace. If a employer can't find enough people to do work he wants at $6 an hour, he will have to either raise the hourly wage, or lower his expectations, or buy/rent equipment that will let him do the same work with less people. This is the way things had been going on for ages.

Sadly the Business Republican wing and the Illegal Alien Apologist Democrat wing both are too happy in letting this go on.

Thankfully the Minutemen Project has finally brought this issue to the front. I voted for President Bush, but if he doesn't close the borders and kick out illegal aliens he can kiss the Republican majority goodbye. Ditto for Congresscritters and senseless Senators.

Thankfully Mr. Tancredo and others are calling it as they see it from high office in Congress.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Most American company hire illegal aliens so they can pay less for their services. There's a lot of illegal immigrants applying for some position at But they only hire skilled American citizen.

2:28 AM  

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