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"Illegal Alien" Problem solved

2008-03-29 08:56:57.866382+00 by andylyke 5 comments

Some news from the economic front - The administration is well on its way to solving the perceived problem. A Brazilian guy who did a great job on rehabbing our tile floors said he will be moving back to Brazil shortly, as the dollar has fallen far enough that he no longer has the economic incentive to stay here. And we thought this administration didn't have a plan!

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-29 17:24:12.846621+00 by: TheSHAD0W

So Brazilians are leaving the country?

Wow, that's a lot of people.

[runs away]

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-30 02:36:34.226599+00 by: Dan Lyke

Out here in California I've noticed that it's now white guys waving the "condos for sale" signs, so I'm guessing either the Hispanic folks are all skilled labor now, or the declining dollar has sent 'em home.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-30 20:18:38.699761+00 by: Dan Lyke

Giggle: The 2009 job market (YouTube video). Via.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-03-31 14:51:05.843978+00 by: JT

Love the video Dan.

The people here near Bakersfield waving the new subdivision signs are mostly white and black. Although Bakersfield has a high latino population, most of them are very well settled in agricultural jobs. Picking our fruit for $2 an hour with benefits of extra fruit to sell on the side of the road when it doesn't meet quality standards, carpooling with their friend and neighbors, and steady work seem to be a common theme for them here.

Waving signs is usually a weekend gig, you need your own transportation for this, and it doesn't appear to be "steady" work any more. I haven't even seen an immigrant worker hanging outside of Home Depot lately with the exception of a group of about 5 in LA recently. I think a lot of our job market is becoming too volatile for immigrant workers. Whether it's our unreliable work or the unreliable market, it seems other countries, especially central and south american, may suffer as well in the long run.

I wonder if there are any Job Openings in Cabo San Lucas before too many of our immigrants move home and it's too late for me to find one...

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-02 05:23:01.724022+00 by: ebradway

The white guys waving the signs are just trying to unload their own over-mortgaged condos!