Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
You still didn't read houghtam's post. Even when such low skilled but labor intensive jobs pay $12 an hour, people don't want them.
Additionally, your post assumes that the employer would simply raise their wages to attract American workers if they could be successfully forced to dump their illegals. The reality is that many would simply go out of business.
Not true. If all their competitors are allowed cheap illegal labor while they're forced to pay full market they'll go out of business. Which is why a piecemeal approach doesn't work.
But its crazy to think necessary work will just stop being done. Its ironic that you think businesses that can't afford a decent wage have no alternative but closing up shop.