Great story in the Washington Post on the disappearing REIC jobs and the disappearing illegal immigrants.
HP's question - will they all go home, or will these millions of jobless men and their desperate families now stay in the US, and wreak havoc on society?
And before the lefties and trolls start in with the "racist" crap, let me say this clearly:
Many if not most of these illegal Hispanic workers enticed to break the law of the US and sneak across our border for jobs are likely fine men. Men who simply wanted to provide for their families. But what they've done is illegal, pure and simple, and we are a nation of laws, not anarchy. Right? Anyone?
I strongly criticize our corrupt leaders and businessmen who knowingly allowed this illegal activity for the sake of profits, and continue to break the laws of the land. Shame on them. We need to fix this mess, harshly fine any business who knowingly hires an illegal, send any illegal home, and do immigration right. When you hear "guest worker program" or "amnesty", that's when it's time to march on Washington folks.
Immigrants' Jobs Vanish With Housing Slowdown - Some Are Leaving the Region to Seek Work Elsewhere or to Return Home
The gold rush came in drywall, laminate flooring and granite countertops, and Amilcar Guzman came with it.
Guzman left El Salvador at age 18 in 1999 and landed in Manassas. Soon he had $15-an-hour jobs cutting lumber, driving nails and running a Bobcat loader. He got a car, got married. The Washington region was hungry for houses, houses, houses, and word of the boom reached Mexico and Central America, drawing thousands more eager, jobless men like him.
Then sometime last year, Guzman said, the rush began to go bust, little by little, month by month. The contractors stopped hiring. The phone stopped ringing. Washington, it seemed, had all the houses it could hold .
So Guzman got a plane ticket. On Jan. 20, he is taking his family back to El Salvador, with plans to open an auto repair shop with the money he has saved. "There's no work here anymore," he said, having spent the past month unemployed. "And when there's no work, it's time for Latinos to go back to the countries where they came from."