I never agreed to with the law with respect to its intent. This issue is so sensitive and has more nuances to it than Baskin-Robbins has flavors. Pearce says, "We have a free market, it’ll adjust" is as ignorant a comment as I’ve ever heard. Landscaping, for example, done by a bunch of undocumented workers will cost you less than half if you have it done by another company that doesn’t use undocumented workers. So now that the illegal workers have left…how does the market adjust? You will pay more; simple as that. Taxes? Will go up, why–because unlike us "americans" the undocumented people paid their taxes without trying to use loopholes. Oh yes, the government issues them a special SSN just to pay their taxes and then tells them to get out. NICE. So now that THAT money is gone, how will the market adjust? You got it..they go up to make up for the loss.
Every President since Reagan has given them amnesty. Why stop now?
In my opinion, we (the United States) will NEVER as a country get over our prejudices with respect to color or ethnicity. We can’t. Most countries with various ethnicities have their differences too, but in our case its the extreme. We had a Civil War with undercurrents that tied to race for heaven’s sake. It’s as if, letting go of this hatred for the "different", makes us less…whatever we think of ourselves.
Women think this is a "man’s world". That statement in and of itself is sexist. Just as sexist as the following statement is racist: "It’s a White Man’s world". These two things; racism and sexism keep us from reaching our potential…perhaps a potential we may never realize. It’s not that I don’t have faith in our system or in mankind–I’m just a realist.
Ask a typical American what "illegal immigrant" means. And then ask them what they look like. You’ll get what I’m saying.