In Federale`s post about below about American-born Hispanics doing work in the fields, one thing noticeable about the "Raul Lopez, 23," the young first-generation American working in the field is that he`s probably a high-school dropout. He
"worked as a contractor for a utility company during the construction boom but is now back in the fields picking cantaloupes.
"We`re still struggling, so we have to go where the work is," said Lopez, whose mother, a Mexican immigrant, just passed her U.S. citizenship exam.[Children Of Immigrants Hit An Economic Ceiling, LA Times, October 30, 2011]
Hispanics frequently leave school early to go to work, and of course dropouts are frequently hitting economic ceilings.
That young man would have a much better chance of landing a construction job if there was more immigration enforcement, and more employers had to use E-Verify.He could pass the E-Verify scrutiny, since he was actually born in America.
Since that`s the case, do you think that he would clap and cheer,as African-American workers in a Mississippi factory did, if ICE raided his place of employment and took away the illegals? I doubt it.