If for no other reason, this makes it a problem. All of a society's laws are called into question if any of a society's laws are routinely flaunted.
Those who support illegal immigration often say something like the following:
"Americans won't do those jobs"First of all, hogwash. When I was young I spent many "110 degees in the shade" summer days on a roofing crew spreading molten tar. It was hard, smelly, dirty work... and removed from my mind any semblance of a thought that I should drop out of college.
My co-workers and the boss were Americans - Perhaps one guy was "undocumented", but that's pure conjecture. We worked like dogs - but the pay was good and there was a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
When folks (like Colin Powell) say: "Americans won't do those jobs" - they're really saying one of two things:
- Americans won't do those jobs for the pay that is being offered
- Americans won't do those jobs under those working conditions
Option number two is even more disturbing. If Americans won't do a job because of the working conditions, then the working conditions need to change.
We shouldn't be tolerating "sub-human" working condition here in the US of A or in other countries. Letting a "foreigner" perform a job under conditions that an American wouldn't tolerate is in effect an assignment of "sub-human" status to foreigners.