Today dreamacttexas received a comment saying that Americans could stand up to the deluge of immigrants by not doing business with companies that hire undocumented people. Actually I think this is a great idea.
How would you go about this?
First you would need to be like those 2 kids in New York City who went to different seafood restaurants to check and see if the meals listed on the menus really were of the fish the restaurant stated. (see Fish Tale has DNA Hooks: Students Find Bad Labels, NYT, August 21, 2008)
Since as the anonymous commentator states, there are so many millions of people against immigration, it should be easy to recruit a few to find just who our American companies are that hire "illegal" immigrants. Once you have the real facts (if you can find them) then make your choice.
List the companies that are "breaking the law" - and don't do business with them. See who you end up with.
I can promise you, there will be very few businesses who are really good at filtering undocumented immigrants
There will be a few complications you will have to ponder... would you stop flying out of Dulles Airport because the subcontractors who work there hire undocumented people? Will you stop eating any type of meat? I can promise you there couldn't be more than a handful of meat processing plants in the nation that do not hire undocumented workers.
You will also have to stop eating lettuce, spinach, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, and watermelons. Oh, that means you can no longer eat anything that requires canned tomatoes, tomato sauce or paste. (Oh no! that means no Italian pasta! What would Paul Newman do in this situation? Maybe he will start importing his tomatoes from Latin America.)
If you don't believe this information, just contact your state association of business or your local group of agricultural growers...
And be sure to let dreamacttexas know the outcome of your experiment.
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