I'm in Phoenix, Arizona. I work with construction companies. My work involves ensuring compliance with employment regulations, among other things. I have helped quite a few people legally immigrate to America (and it is a giant pain in the...) In short, you have made bad assumptions about me.
This is always brought up, and it's simply not true. The immigrants, at least where I am, support themselves. They rarely receive any social assistance. Indeed, a condition of legal immigration is that you cannot receive social assistance. And, a consequence of illegal immigration is that you also cannot receive most social assistance.
The only way that it costs America anything to care for these people is when you incarcerate them. In that case, they are prevented from supporting themselves, and America does indeed bear the cost.
Illegal immigrants are always business owners or subcontractors; never employees (it is illegal to actually hire them as employees). The penalties for this are prohibitive. Very few employers try to go around the law on this point, because it is extremely simple and safe to simply keep hiring them on a contractual basis.
Does this create competition for subcontracted work? Yes. This is not a bad thing. Capitalism thrives on competition (and fails without it, but I digress).
This is a problem of licensing and hiring. If the GenCon is hiring contractors that are not properly licensed (or vetted), then of course the work will be subpar. This would still be true of any unlicensed/inexperienced contractors, no matter their origins.
It sounds to me like you were hired perhaps as a QP and saddled with a bunch of amateur workers. Am I close? That happens a fair amount. (If you're acting as a QP, you should have a say in who is hired on the project).
Not responding to your reply to Amo or getting into your debate but from one who is north of the Mason Dixon with the closest foreign border to me being Canada, the Hispanic migrant worker or wanna be just living here is not... as yet... a major concern.
Many, many, many local businesses... mostly farm and landscaping/tree services use those from south of the border that they
get hooked up with every January through the Federal Government.
One landscaper I know actually built housing for them... and at the end of the season they go back home... to come up again next year....
Our grass mowing service was using them until 2 years ago when first he screwed up and missed the application deadline... then somehow got into IRS questioning and was never allowed to apply again. He, up to 2 years ago was paying them $18.00 and hour to mow grass.
We just had 3 huge pin oaks removed and also the stumps. The service uses only Spanish speaking "brown" people who with out question were phenominal workers.
It took this service 2 days and 3 1/2 hours to remove these near 100 ft trees... and stumps.... and grind them and haul the large pieces in multiple trips away.
The man across the street from the end of ours is having 1 tree removed....1.
He is using a different service and they appear to be all white.
Two days ago... when leaving about 9 AM they were starting on this tall tree. Probably another 100 ' one but not a pin oak.
Yesterday when I was coming home I noticed they were still cutting branches off that tree.
in the dead of night
In a while when I leave I will see hao far they have gotten.
Now I say this to explain they do ... for the most part... very good work and quick.
What AMO and others... including myself (who has a husband and wife house cleaning team from Guatemala) complains about
it the way the Biden people keep delivering people all around the country in the dead of night and it is always unannounced to where thei planes take people. Guaranteed it is not LA, San Fran, Chicago, NYC , DC or Delaware.
3 or 4 nights ago on one of the evening Fox shows... Jesse, Tucker, or the first 20 min of Sean (I start going to bed then
) they showed video... NOT of the border crossings but of this horrendously long string of teen ages girls who were being put on busses going to who knows where.... An extension of human trafficking was talked about and Joe is approving.
All the drugs, illegals and human smuggling that must stop... but wont... is what everyone with a brain and a conscious should be alarmed..... and these are the ones that tax payer dollars are used to toss some food their way. It does cost us.