April 11, 2006, - 4:55 pm

A Job Americans Won’t Do?

One of the fallacious arguments we constantly hear from the pro-illegal alien crowd is that “There are some jobs Americans just won’t do.”
Well, today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Americans won’t work in nuclear power. Apparently, an aging workforce and lack of enthusiasts among American young people to go into this technical science is creating a giant “Help Wanted” sign in the nuclear energy field.
So, are all these illegal alien advocates ready to farm out such an important national security laden-area as running our nuclear power and energy operations to foreigners? I mean, after all, there are some jobs Americans just won’t do. Right? Maybe we should hire some scientists from the Middle East to do it.
Americans will do any job if the market conditions are not artificially disenhanced by non-Americans. Americans will do any job if the conditions are right. One would hope the government will recognize that in the nuclear power field and work to encourage more Americans to go into it, rather than risking it away to those without respect for our common values of freedom and liberty.

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Less than 25% of the work force in construction, agricultural, food service and travel lodging is immigrant labor (sadly, few statistics distringuish illegal immigrants from legal migrant workers). The other 75+ percent are Americans.
With an unemployment rate of 4%, and Welfare still around–I’d say we’d have NO Problem filling in the jobs that Americans, supposedly, will not do.
The problem is, we need to be willing to pay a little more for a head of lettuce, to use one example, and treat this as a national security crisis, not an economic one. Democrats are too busy worried about the Hispanic vote and Republicans want the vote from businessowners that line their pockets with the extra cash saved by hiring illegal help.
We just wont see any real action on this issue unless we phone up the Senate and start telling people what we want to see. And even then I sincerely doubt they’re going to do what their bosses tell them to do unless another 9/11 can be verifiably traced back to the US-Mexican border.
Does a wall ALWAYS help? No, but it’s sure helped out Israel quite a bit.

Dairenn on April 11, 2006 at 8:14 pm

Debbie, I hate to burst your American labor bubble but there are actually jobs that Americans won’t take. And this alternate universe you hope to create through immigration refom will never exist. But I’ll still date you, OK?

shleppy on April 11, 2006 at 9:15 pm

Shleppy, I hate to burst your Illegal labor bubble but there are no jobs that Americans or Lawful Permanent Residents won’t take for the proper wage. Take Las Vegas or a medium sized city like Sierra Vista, Arizona. Neither have illegal aliens flipping burgers, hotel housekeeping or at McDonald’s. In Las Vegas, those jobs pay better, in Sierra Vista the labor is drawn from military, military dependents and retired military personel. Don’t digest the usual line of media fed bull, get a clue before Mexico drags us down into their gutter instead of up onto our sidewalk. Simple, simple, simple economics, Supply and Demand, Supply and Demand!!! The demand has increased but someone’s messing with the supply to make a illegal buck.

code7 on April 12, 2006 at 1:21 am

It appears that the sentence is never finished whenever the phrase “Jobs Americans won’t do” is bandied about; it should be “Jobs Americans won’t do for ‘below-market wages'”.
If we increase wages for these jobs in order to lure more Americans will this result in an increase in prices? Probably, but in my opinion this is a small price to pay.

alamodicus on April 12, 2006 at 10:00 am

I’ll take one of the those $25/hr lettuce picking jobs that McCain has promiced. Pays more than being an educated engineer.

sburstall on April 12, 2006 at 10:07 am

That would be funny but things have gone so low these days that I’d have to say stop giving people ideas Debbie

KnightoftheImpaler on April 16, 2006 at 2:28 pm

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