We Need Government Action

This illegal activity is going on everywhere. Right under the noses of our American taxpayer funded government.

I've talked to friends and business acquaintances all over Florida and in some other states about this crisis. This is going on everywhere! I'll bet that there are at least several million cash paid non-American citizens working in the construction industry, in Florida alone. How many tens or hundreds of millions of dollars is that? This is money that is not being paid for Social Security, Medicare, Workman's Comp, unemployment tax, personal taxes, etc.
Unemployment can cause a big domino effect by letting tradesmen lose their jobs to these cash paid illegal and legal immigrants. These trademen then collect unemployment while the workers that stole these jobs don't put anything back into the unemployment fund. By the way, our great political leaders just raised our unemployment tax. We (legal companies) have to pick up the slack for all those companies using illegal labor forces which strengthens their bids and weakens ours.
What about Obama Care? (Whatever you want to call it, I'm an independent. I don't trust either side. Besides, this problem in Florida started in the Bush era). We, legal companies, will have to pay while the illegal subcontractors who work under the umbrellas of the big subcontractors won't. It will just add additional costs to our bids, but not to theirs.
How can our great American government protect us from one lone terrorist invasion, when they can't even protect us from a multi million people invasion into Florida's construction industry? Many local subcontracting business owners have made attempts to stop this illegal activity by contacting local and state government officials and agencies, with no relief or actions taken. Does our government just not care? Are they lazy? Are they afraid they'll be accused of race bashing? It could be for all of these reasons. With our government's inability to react to this problem, they are sending a dangerous message to all the people of Mexico, Central and South America. "Come and take our jobs. We won't stop you".
The topic of immigrants illegally taking over our construction industry and our government's lack of control to stop this travesty is one of the main topics discussed  on construction jobsites, during lunch breaks and in passing over and over again. The majority of these immigrants can't speak English, don't have identification, and drive cars with no drivers licenses. Everyone working in the construction industry can see this going on. Why can't our government? Those in government that do know of what is going on don't speak of it out of fear of being accused of race bashing. Where is the government protection of American citizens' jobs, our livelihood, and our economy? You can say one thing about our great political leaders; they don't discriminate against the handicap, because they must all be deaf, dumb, or blind.


A los trabajadores hispanos de estas compañías

(To the hispanic workers of these companies)

De todos los trabajadores que yo he visto en los últimos 30 años en el campo de la construcción, los trabajadores hispanos son los que más se esfuerzan y que más ética tienen haciendo su labor. De hecho, la mayoría de mis trabajadores son hispanos y ellos son mis favoritos. El problema es que las compañías para las cuales muchos hispanos trabajan están haciendo algo completamente ilegal en nuestro país. Estas compañías están quitándoles trabajos a ciudadanos norteamericanos al no pagar lo que se suponen que estén pagando. Yo he escuchado historias de cómo algunos trabajadores hispanos trabajan por tres semanas sin recibir su paga y muchas veces nunca reciben su dinero porque están aquí ilegalmente y no pueden ir a quejarse por ese atropello ante las autoridades. Nosotros no estamos tratando de quitarles su trabajo; simplemente estamos tratando de que estas compañías sigan las reglas del juego para que sea justo para todos nosotros.