It sure sounds like Mr. Yapias is fixated on the racial identity or ethnic
origins of some workers as being the only factor that makes them worth having or
protecting.Further, it sounds like he is ignoring the quation of
workers being here legally or illegally, and demanding all be treated the same,
just because of their race, regardless of immigration staus.We used
to call that racism, but now we call it community activism or some such
euphenism.Refugees need jobs too, and if they are here legally, they
have every right to apply for any job they are qualified to do. May the best
worker win!And, all people here illegally need to go home, and free
up jobs for people of any race or ethnicity who are here legally. Bet Mr.
Yapias will not support that.
Legal Latinos are on equal footing. A state official can't figure out that it's
not their ethnic group that makes the difference, but their legal status.
Its quite simple really: LEGAL refugees (with the required paperwork)are
entitled to apply and accept ANY work position.ILLEGAL immigrants
(trespassers)aren't.Mr. Yapias needs to learn about those major
differences regarding workers.
As usual, lines are blurred in the article by using the term
"immigrants" when it's clear that the group being referred to are
illegal immigrants - such as "...housekeeping workers... getting letters
from Immigration and Customs Enforcement with requests for more documentation
about their residency status."I hope the people of Utah are
listening as illegal immigrants complain that refugees with "legal
status" to be in the U.S. are taking the service-sector jobs that the
illegals feel they are ENTITLED to solely because they have been "here
longer and entrenched" in those jobs. Crazy.
The plain fact is we don't NEED any of them, we have millions of unemployed
Americans. We need to spend our time helping them and quit bringing in legal
ones and send illegals home. Get serious people, everyone in the world isn't
entitled to American citizenship as though it were some kind of a divine right.
The whole immigration debate is mass insanity except for a few who actually
understand that we aren't the repository for the countries of the world who are
trying to get rid of their excess populations they can't support. WE CAN'T
support them either! We can't even support our own right now.
Almost every quote by Yapias in this article says his constituents are illegal.
The workers' concern is they won't be able to satisfy requirements
of the new federal E-Verify system, which allows businesses to determine the
eligibility of their employees to work in the United States, and they will loose
their jobs to refugees. not a problem if youre legal."They
have papers. (referring to the refugees) - Legal Latinos do, tooImmigration and Customs Enforcement is seen as a communitywide threat, not a
help - only if youre illegal.As long as their community leaders
continue to condone illegal behavior, the problem will never get fixed.
@CJ: You hit the nail on the head with that one. America needs to stop trying to
save the world and start focusing on saving itself. Trying to help everyone who
needs it is a big part of what got us in this mess to begin with.The
whole "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses etc." is a
wonderful ideal. But it's just that, *an ideal*. In real world application it
simply isn't practical and I hope people are realizing that. We can
help those who need it but we also need to make sure to help ourselves. If
America wants to keep on being the shining beacon of freedom to the rest of the
world we need to spend some time cleaning up first. People give to
charity, but if they give all they have they end up being the ones needing
charity. Even the Churches of the world only ask for a small percentage. Because
they know that their members have needs too, and you've gotta put food in your
own belly before you feed someone else.
"...has brought to light some of the angst the Latinos have with
refugees." Angst?? This is emblematic of illegal aliens'
outrageously false sense of entitlement -- to America's jobs, for example. "The workers' concern is they won't be able to satisfy requirements
of the new federal E-Verify system ...and they will loose their jobs to
refugees." Nice euphemism for ILLEGAL, Deseret News! "...trapped in the immigration debate..." Another nice
euphemism for ILLEGAL, Deseret News! And why wouldn't they be able
to satisfy those e-verify requirements? Because they are illegal,
of course. Fire and deport these illegals who are stealing these
jobs to which they are not entitled. We have too many legal residents in this
state who need these jobs and who WILL work these jobs."[Brown]
said he would like to see his office expand to offer Latino immigrants the
services now offered to refugees." "To do it right you have to think
about both groups. NO! NO! NO! You think about AMERICANS, who need
these jobs, along with legal refugees. And pay them fair! You
DON'T give these jobs to illegals!
"Hopefully in three or four years from now the office I work for will
change names and things will improve."What do you mean, CHANGE
NAMES? Is this YOUR business, to alter the agenda and mission of DWS? Or is some special interest with another pro-illegal-alien agenda
seeking to promote this?No! NONE of these jobs for ILLEGAL ALIENS,
when there are jobless Americans who WILL do these jobs. And if they won't,
perhaps you hotels aren't being fair in your wage! Gee, aren't you charging
enough for a night's stay in your hotels? There is NO justification for you
rich hotels paying substandard wages!
Every time I fly the attendant tells the passengers that in an emergency
situation an air mask will come down from the ceiling and that I am to secure my
air mask before helping any other passengers with their air masks. Our country is not secure from extreme unemployment, homeless, starving
children, our own drug lords, etc. So why are we "saving" other
countries people while we just sit and suffocate? Shouldn't we instead send all
of the illegal people back to the country they actually have citizenship to (now
that they have gained skills to help their country) and let them use their
wonderful political fighting skills to right their country instead of stay here
with our country dying?
When I fly the attendant tells the passengers that in an emergency an air mask
will come down from the ceiling and that I must first secure my own air mask
before helping other passengers.seems pretty logical.The USA is
currently experiencing extreme unemployment, homelessness, starving children,
our own drug lord problems, etc. which I personally feel is an emergency. So
why don't we stop giving people here illegally benefits and assistance along
with a platform to fight us for even more and make them want to go back to
their country of citizenship to fight there and use the skills they have
obtained here to make their homeland better? We are dying, why are we allowing
others countrymen to pull us down faster and also go down with us?
This is a very interesting article. When Americans complain about illegal
immigrants taking our jobs, we get no help. No government agencies stand up for
us. No organizations complain, no media attention. Yet let honest refugee's take
jobs from those here illegally, and, well you know the rest.
"To do it right you have to think about both groups."That
should be mandatory for all people in government. Accept the fact that there is
a difference between legal and illegal. Realize that walking accoss the border
does not give you permission to be here, or to work. Nor does it give you all
the rights of a citizen.Membership in this country is exclusive, you
have to be invited in. No one should be allowed to steal it, because they don't
want to follow our laws. E-verify must be mandatory for all
business, with fine/loss of business licence. It has been approved by the
Where is your compassion NOW, Tony?
While political parties compete for their vote. Should we be worried about the
politicians using (redistributing) our tax money for votes? Nah.
"...Hispanic population is trapped in the immigration debate..."Really? How so? This is some generalization!!! I hope. Unless of
course, ALL the Hispanic population here in this country has come slinking
across our border without the proper paperwork required to without being in
violation of our laws. (If the Des News is willing to print this statement,
then it must be true...I had no idea that this was the case!)As many
times that those of my persuasion (to follow the rule of law) in immigration
matters has been called racist by Mr. Yappias and his crew, it seems that
perhaps they are the actual racists among us. The difference between the two
groups that they seems concerned about is only whether they are here legally -
or not. Doesn't that make Mr. Yappias and his group the racists?I
think perhaps so....