3.03.2011

Rant of the Day

I....just....wow. Texas wants undocumented workers, but only for household chores. Yes, let's create a formal system where a certain group of people have limited rights and work in menial service positions for the middle and upper class. Basically, "Oh, I hate immigrants and don't think they should have rights...but please don't stop me from employing them to watch my kids, make my food, and care for my house!"

"They want to keep their 'hired help' undocumented so they can avoid paying payroll taxes as well as ignore labor rights laws about working conditions and minimum wage requirements. Just consider for a moment the power an employer has when they can threaten to report an undocumented worker to ICE, especially if the employer would face no penalty for having hired them. It’s clear what kind of work the supporters of this bill think Latinos in the US are meant for: the cheap, unregulated and domestic kind."

4 comments:

V. Furnas said...

I hate our state reps!!! URRRRG

Zac said...

I don't know what I find more amazing about this story, that woman's belt buckle or her hair do.

Kari. said...

I don't even know what to say -- I am dumbfounded.

Anastasia said...

sometimes I am embarrassed to be a Texas