Thursday, September 23, 2010

Illegal immigrants do Colin Powell's home repairs

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and that he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

A moderate Republican, Powell urged his party on Sunday to support immigration generally because those who come from abroad are, in his words, "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they do work that needs to get done.

At his own house, he said on NBC's "Meet the Press," illegal immigrants are always around when he needs work done.

He did not specify whether he hired them directly or they showed up with contractors.

In medieval times, rich and powerful people had serfs to do their bidding.

Today, rich and powerful people such as Powell have illegal immigrants, because "illegal immigrants are always around when he needs work done" or to "fix the house".

Supporters of open borders may express their position in terms of freedom or justice or humanitarian impulse.

But, open borders and amnesty are about exploiting illegal immigrants and depressing the wages of native born Americans. That's neither humanitarian nor pro worker. And, with real unemployment approaching 20%, and poverty rates increasing, it's inexcusable. We need more self sufficient employed American workers, not foreign born serfs.

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