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October 19, 2018

After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

Filed under: Bigotry, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 13:05

Much more at the link.    Hugs

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/19/657897279/after-ice-raid-a-shortage-of-welders-in-tigertown-texas

On the one hand, Texas is a staunch law-and-order state where conservatives support Trump’s immigration agenda; on the other hand, Jillson says, if ICE is too successful, “employers are wondering where they’re going to find people to man their businesses if American high school graduates aren’t going to do it.”

Every morning, a group of retirees meets at the Dairy Queen in the county seat of Paris to drink coffee and mull over the state of the nation.

“This country will not survive if we don’t straighten the way [immigrants] can come over here and work. Because I guarantee you Americans are not gonna do it,” says Alan Helberg, a former hospital administrator. His buddy, retired dentist Jerry Akers, chimes in, “Congress needs to get off their duff and pass some meaningful legislation to where people can come here and work legally and not have to be afraid of getting uprooted.”

Comprehensive immigration reform is, so far, dead in the water in the gridlocked Congress. And back at Tigertown, some trailer manufacturers say that if they can’t find enough welders, they would consider moving their entire operations to Mexico.

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