The Quickest Cure for Illegal Immigration
Is it just me, or does planning an illegal immigrant mass walkout sound like a monumentally stupid idea?
Maybe I don’t know enough about the issue or something, but here’s my understanding. Illegal immigrants are “illegal” and are therefore “hiding” (this example assumes local law enforcement is at least pursuing flagrant violations). In order to earn a living, illegal immigrants are working and being paid by employers who have chosen not to require documentation. This employer-employee relationship thus depends on trust.
So, if you schedule an illegal immigrant walkout and you publicize it, are you not basically telling local law enforcement where to find a large group of illegal immigrants? Moreover, are you not doing what basically amounts to a strike without a union or any other kind of employee protection? And wouldn’t your benevolent employer who was willing to skirt the rules for you retaliate by firing you and hiring the next of the 11 million people who are supposedly ready and willing to work for less than minimum wage?
Projected consequences of mass retaliation by illegal immigrants: lots of unemployed, identified, deported illegal immigrants. Am I missing something?