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those guy from mexico drive through the neighborhoods here and stop and knock at houses where the cars tires are going low and have cobwebs on them. they offer 200 bucks, take it or leave it. people sell all the time for 200 to those guys but when i ask and offer a decent price because i actually like the vehicle and will fix it, they say no, i am going to fix it sometime. i always want to hit them with a bat when i come back and they tell me they sold it to the guys from mexico for 200
 


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Actually sold the wife's car to a immigrant couple. She had been here about a month and couldn't do much English. Her boyfriend had been here longer and spoke pretty good.

Very nice, they work at a hog confinement and were tired of having to bum rides. She is a vet there, not sure what he did.

They actually walked halfway across town in winter to look at the car.
You're typing poorly like me. Stop it!
 
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We have some southern border immigrants here as well but they don't seem to be wide spread yet. As to whether they are legal or not, I couldn't tell you since I haven't had any dealings with them. Not being able to speak English here has never been a big deal with how big the immigrant population from mainly Eastern Europe and Italy is. While less and less common now, hearing broken English from an older Hunky or Italian was very common. Heck, the local family diner is owned and run by a Greek family and they are very hard to understand as well.
 

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Not many people around here that don’t speak English, I’m sure they mainly keep to themselves in their own communities.

I worked in a couple factories around LosAngeles area where there were only a couple of people that could actually speak English. Someone had to go find the plant engineer every time I needed something.


I read a newspaper today. Saying the Mayor of DC is very angry about all the Immigrants being bussed up from Texas and Arizona. Claiming there is nowhere to put them all, and there is not enough people to help process them. They are soaking up all the resources needed to help out their own homeless population. Ect.


It’s a bit fucked up playing political games like this, but it makes a very good point. I think it’s going over peoples heads unfortunately. If you don’t want all these random people showing up on your doorstep, what makes you think anyone else does
 
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It’s always fine when it’s someone else’s neighborhood but as soon as it’s their’s, they change their tune.

That thinking goes for a lot of things like various power generation facilities (pick one coal, solar, wind farm, nuclear, etc) as an example but a lot of examples could be picked for that.
 

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The southern boarder is really a matter of national security. The cartels are making billions... human trafficking being a decent percentage of it. Not to mention the drugs they're bringing right now is astronomical. They've brought enough fentenayl to kill the entire US population several times over. It all comes from China I might add.

The world has changed... I kinda feel like we're sitting ducks.
 

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Not many people around here that don’t speak English, I’m sure they mainly keep to themselves in their own communities.

I worked in a couple factories around LosAngeles area where there were only a couple of people that could actually speak English. Someone had to go find the plant engineer every time I needed something.


I read a newspaper today. Saying the Mayor of DC is very angry about all the Immigrants being bussed up from Texas and Arizona. Claiming there is nowhere to put them all, and there is not enough people to help process them. They are soaking up all the resources needed to help out their own homeless population. Ect.


It’s a bit fucked up playing political games like this, but it makes a very good point. I think it’s going over peoples heads unfortunately. If you don’t want all these random people showing up on your doorstep, what makes you think anyone else does
They are gonna be more in areas where construction is booming. The housing market in Tennessee is on fire. The are building them in every nook and cranny they can find. If you go to any of these sites I bet 85 to 90 percent are immigrants. You want to get angry but then who's gonna build them. The youth these days don't want to learn the trades anymore. When I started wiring houses in 93 you saw a few doing the framing but now they are pretty much every field. That being said our Govenenor Bill Lee owns Lee Heating and Cooling. He is always on TV griping about illegal immigrants but when his crews show up on site they are mostly immigrants as well. Bu when kids can make around 15 to flip burgers and make tacos in the air conditioning why would they want to make the same sweating their buttons off working in a labor intensive job. Unfortunately the small businesses have to hire them to stay afloat.
 

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Immigrants are everywhere.

Maine is like.. the 2nd whitest state in the country (last I knew anyways) and pretty much as far from the border as you can get...

But from what I've noticed.. the literal majority of our states roofing and landscaping crews are some flavor of assorted Latino lol.
 

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Christ..

A few years before I started working at the company I do now, they employed something like 10-12 Mexicans. They all worked there for years.

One day, ICE shows up to the shop first thing in the morning.. and all but two of the Mexicans scatter and start running off in every direction.

One of the legal ones who didn't run off, Francisco.. still works there. Hes been there 20 years now I bet, sends most of his money back home. In his time working there he's sent enough money back home to buy a nice plot of land, build his wife and kids a house, built his mother a house next to his, and keeps sending cash back to support them. Super cool guy. Always smells like a cologne store and wears fancy pants. He ended up having a kid with some rather large woman up here too and also supports them lol..
 

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Christ..

A few years before I started working at the company I do now, they employed something like 10-12 Mexicans. They all worked there for years.

One day, ICE shows up to the shop first thing in the morning.. and all but two of the Mexicans scatter and start running off in every direction.

One of the legal ones who didn't run off, Francisco.. still works there. Hes been there 20 years now I bet, sends most of his money back home. In his time working there he's sent enough money back home to buy a nice plot of land, build his wife and kids a house, built his mother a house next to his, and keeps sending cash back to support them. Super cool guy. Always smells like a cologne store and wears fancy pants. He ended up having a kid with some rather large woman up here too and also supports them lol..
Most I've found are super nice and great workers. Just believe they should do things the right way. We have a Ukrainian refugee at our shop now. He's trying to get his citizenship. He said he really misses home and had 2 property's there but now is occupied by Russia. He said he could go back and make 500 a month or stay here and make more than that in a week. Easy decision. He took his first family vacation ever last week. He's probably the best worker we have right now.
 

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