dumrick wrote:If they weren't fearing for their safety and survival, they would be in better negotiating positions and out in the market looking for jobs like everybody else, increasing their market value and, in the end, being paid like everybody else.
Not true. Most if not all are paid better than legal employees. One, because they aren't taxable so it's cheaper to pay them under the table a few dollars more then a legal citizen. Two, because if they abused them pay wise they would go find someone else who won't abuse them, so they employ them competitively, though illegally. They don't get their name out there because if they did they'd be caught (obviously) and they couldn't send all that money back to Mexico. Which kills our economy. But it's not the only erason our dollar is so worthless, that the Federal Reserves fault.
My biggest problem is that they have no responsiblities as a non-citizen. If I walked into a hospital bleeding from the head they'd make me fill out an insurance form of some sort and then wait in line. But a an illegal does the same, they go out of the way to provide a translator for them when they should speak English, they have no paperwork to fill out, and they will get free care. Not to mention if they hit me in their car without insurance I can't sue. They get away with that scot free. But above all that, they come here waving their flags and screaming in Spanish demanding
that I cater to their needs, they demand the same rights, they demand that they get healthcare. All without being a citizen or paying taxes like me. So they can get bent as far as I'm concerned. They have kids, automatic citizen. The parents are still illegals, but who pays for that kids education? I do. It's called taxes.
As a side note, a guy murdered a girl in North Carolina, fled to his native Mexico and the government there refused to search for him or hand him over because there was a charge against him that could result in the death penalty. A murderer. Protected by a government that aloows thousands of it's citizens to abuse anothers government programs and help. Telling us we can't have him. --- them.
Back on topic, the headlights I bought were generic. Not a specific manufacturer. I understand the chance of improved quality is there, but I won't be suckered into buy that ripoff crap again. The Chinese plagarize everything they come into contact with. From now on, if possible, I will buy American. The replacement headlights from Chevrolet are $277 each, but you get the quality that comes with the price.