I am often accused by the media and most politicians about saying “outrageous” comments like “what part of the word illegal don’t you understand?” But in the wake of today’s (Thursday, July 16) attack on a Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga TN, I have to ask why are American citizens, police officers and even military personnel being targeted...on American soil?!?!
The recent news of the murder committed by an illegal alien in San Francisco has brought a great deal of attention to President Obama’s failed border and immigration policies. While he and his liberal/progressive supporters defend their actions and inactions, criminal illegal aliens and drugs continue enter U.S. These are a few reports from the south Texas border during the 4th of July week.
Since the creation of the Texas/Mexican border, Texans and U.S. citizens have had to compete with cheap Mexican labor along the border. Here is a clear example of the impact of cheap Mexican labor on American workers.
This past June, the U.S. Department of Justice found against a Rio Grande Valley farmer for what was called an “unfair hiring practice” that discriminated against job seekers based on immigration status. DOJ argued that the farmer’s company preferred temporary H-2 visa employees from Mexico over U.S. citizens. The cry of “unfair hiring practices” is not new in the south Texas border region. In the 1940s, my father Eduardo Rodriguez, organized a printers’ labor union in Laredo to keep Mexican workers from taking American jobs.