Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obscure, I know

Immigrant workers in New Orleans start leaving

Interesting facts hidden deep within the article:
...He worked seven days a week and earned more than twice his normal earnings. But with work now down to three days a week, the 20-year-old is planning to go home to Honduras.

"My goal is to be here until November, and then never come back," he said. "I've had enough."...

...Workers still cluster outside Home Depot and Lowe's hoping a contractor will hire them. But they say their gathering spots have become targets for undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who hold up the prospect of day's pay as bait. Emphasis mine

"They come in vans like they're contractors," said Walter Ortiz, 32....
...Deportations have increased 156 percent since 2005, when 3,962 immigrants were deported, to 9,749 deportations in 2007, according to ICE.

Five immigrants interviewed by The Associated Press said ICE agents often patrol streets posing as contractors - and then deport day laborers who hop in their trucks....

Source

So now is it because there is no work or because they can be deported?

Another interesting development...more Illegal aliens invading Texas.

DALLAS — In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers....

..."At this point, it would be nearly impossible to eradicate the ant because it is so widely dispersed," said Roger Gold, a Texas A&M University entomologist....

...At the same time, the ants aren't taking the bait usually left out in traps, according to exterminators, who want the Environmental Protection Agency to loosen restrictions on the use of more powerful pesticides.

And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide....

Source

Looks like exterminators need to take lessons from ICE.

1 comment:

meleah rebeccah said...

All I know about this whole immigration nightmare is this:

Were I live and work, the "Mexicans" are the HARDEST working, nicest, sweetest, happiest people around. I wish white people (including myself) had their work ethic.