Posted by How is this legal?, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm
How is it legal to employ undocumented Aliens who do not have Social Security cards? Who pays for these "skilled" workers if they are injured on the job? Who pays unemployment benefits for the Citizens put out of work because he or she was undercut by "day workers."
Let me remind you who pays: it is the documented workers or Citizens (e.g., tax payers) of this country who have to incur these costs. This is, of course, in addition to the enormous amount Citizens are already paying for health care, schooling, housing and the criminal justice system for undocumented aliens and their families. When will America say enough? We can't continue to afford all this "cheap" labor.
Posted by Kenneth, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Dec 10, 2008 at 7:13 am
It should be Immigration Officers making contact with the workers on El Camino and providing them a free ride back to the border. Hiring undocumented criminals (yes,ALL illegal immigrants are criminals and should be treated as such) is foolish (not to mention illegal) and I am distressed that our police department would be involved in supporting such a venture.
Posted by General Contractor, a resident of another community, on Dec 11, 2008 at 12:08 am
Please allow the proliferation of affordable labor. With skilled workers so readily available my family and I are able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in the Silicon Valley. If I had to hire Americans it would easily cost two to three times what I can hire day laborers for. And I don't have to pay all the state and federal taxes. But don't think my workers aren't getting paid well, some are making ten times more than what they used to earn. My workers have money to support their families here and are able to send money to their remaining families back home. My customers are getting more for less. This is a win-win-win situation for my workers, customers and me.