Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl
...If the supply of those types of workers goes away, nobody is left who would be happy to work for $15, so if the person wants the lawn mowed, he will have to pay more. The going rate for that service increases. And if they are here legally, they are more likely to file a return and pay taxes on that law mowing fee...
This exact scenario was played out in Georgia recently. I seem to recall farmers there having a real tough time finding people to do the work the illegal immigrants had been doing up to that point, for the prices they had been paying. What you are expressing sounds great on paper, but the reality is far different.
Georgia Crops Left Rotting
Also, it isn't just folks from Central America that are here illegally. I used to date a girl from Canada who was an illegal alien, she even had a famous brother who was helping her with legal fees, but she was working here as an illegal. I frequent a british pub in my 'hood, many men and women I am friends with are here illegally from Europe or the UK.