Thursday, September 25, 2008

Immigration declines

In some recent posts I noted the empty stores and for sale signs in the immigrant communities in NYC. The newspapers reported that immigrants are going home as the construction industry declines.

This is not necessarily a bad thing.


Ducky's here said...

Hell, it's great. The only way we can deal with illegal immigration is with a major recession.

If I ever start to think like a conservative please kill me.

Always On Watch said...

Same thing here in Northern Virginia, specifically, in Prince William County. Of course, many of these illegal invaders had mortgage loans, so nearly entire blocks are now loaded with homes in foreclosure.

Of course, what is not often mentioned is that many of the illegals couldn't afford the mortgages without violating the zoning ordinances and having to load up the houses with 20+ people.

As to the recession mentioned by Duck, many construction businesses owned and operated by Americans and legals suffered or went out of business when the underpriced labor of the illegals came along. Some of those businesses in Prince William have recovered somewhat now. In addition, the school system in PW County is doing better now that the system isn't overwhelmed.

I can't say the same for the emergency rooms in the hospitals, which suffered greatly as illegals used the ER's as their primary care physicians, then never paid the bill.

Beamish said...


Work on learning to think first. Thinking like a conservative requires advanced study.

Ducky's here said...

Thing is AOW that we haven't done much about legislation and security and if this isn't handled in a comprehensive fashion the problem will be back in a decade when the economy starts to recover.

Steve Harkonnen said...


The day you start thinking like one of us is the day I pull that lump of coal out of my ass and it's a diamond.

The Pagan Temple said...

If the illegals come back if-not when-the economy recovers, and they start to cause a hardship for businesses that hire Americans, I have the perfect advertisement for the legitimate companies.

"Hire us to build your home. We won't come back later when you're away, steal your belongings, and rape your wife and daughter."

Papa Frank said...

Maybe they are just anticipating a possible Obama win and are returning to a socialism they know as opposed to a new brand of socialism they do not yet know how to deal with.