Sweetie, I write fanasy fiction for a living, so I know the difference between reality and fantasy. After HB56 passed in Alabama, it went down just as I described in my last comment. There are news stories all over the internet and hardcopy papers that testify to this. I linked to one from 2012. Here’s another: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/alabama-law-drives-out-illegal-immigrants-but-also-has-unexpected-consequences/2012/06/17/gJQA3Rm0jV_story.html
I hope you’ll take the time and effort to read it, but in case not: “Even someone born and raised in Albertville may not have the necessary skills or be able to pass a background check,” said Frank Singleton, a spokesman for Wayne Farms, which owns the slaughterhouse. The firm held a job fair that attracted about 250 local residents, but few were hired, and some soon quit, daunted by the demanding work. Since the law took effect, he said, “our turnover rate has gone through the roof.”
That’s one business owner’s experience. Here’s another: “The whites lasted half a day, and the blacks wouldn’t come at all. The work was just too hot and hard for them,” Smith said. He dismissed the argument, often made by critics of illegal immigration, that Americans might do the work if offered a higher and hourly wage. “We’ve been using Mexicans for 30 years, and now they’ve been run off,” he said. “Everyone is worried about Arizona. If this law sticks, what’ll we do then?”
As I said, they even tried bringing in men and youth from local jails to do the work. They wouldn’t or couldn’t do it. That’s real—you can look it up. Nor did I dream up the concern over the damage they did to crops because they didn’t know how to do the work. You may be sick of hearing about the real value of immigrant workers, but that doesn’t change the reality of that value.
And that’s the saddest part of this whole wretched affair—that these people are looked down upon, treated as less than human, referred to as vermin, a plague, an infestation. And this happens even to legal immigrants and American citizens of Hispanic descent. Our Declaration of Independence says that: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
I suppose the question is: Does the Declaration of Independence mean what it claims to mean—that all men are created equal? Or does this mean only American citizens … and non-Hispanic ones, at that.
Now, about all the anti-LaRaza propaganda you’ve repeated. You have yet to connect me with a reputable source or sources for one word of it.