There are huge benefits to allowing uneducated illegals to enter and remain in the US. For the most part, Mexicans have a much better work ethic than Americans. Allowing Mexicans to remain in the US puts downward pressure on wages particularly in the retail and service industries. It is laughable that workers at Walmart or McDonalds want to form a union when their are so many illegals and unemployed Americans need jobs.
Retail and service jobs are not designed for raising a family. It is ridiculous that people think they are entitled to higher pay just because they are lazy and have no motivation to improve their lives through education. You would think low pay in retail or service industries would be enough of an incentive to get an education to move out of those industries.
The vast majority of employees in these industries move on to better paying jobs, which is why they have a high turnover rate.
Unions serve no purpose except to bring down the productivity of employees and to reward lazy and inept workers. We need to allow illegals to have the ability to work in the US so employers can dump the lazy American workers and replace them with productive foreigners.
Unions force high wages on both the productive and unproductive employees. Should these industries pay more to workers? YES but only to productive employees. I think it would be good for employers to share the pay of all the employees with all the employees and any pay raises and the rational for the pay raises. At a minimum, it should be made clear what some employee pay raises even if not specifically identifying the employee. Also they should make it clear how they can improve their performance to ensure pay increases over time.
Mexicans will gladly do jobs the Americans are unwilling to do and for lower wages than Americans. Our low wages are still more than they would make in Mexico.
If you insist on higher pay in certain industries, then how can you support illegal immigration? As long as you constantly have an influx of new workers, wages will be lower than they otherwise would be. It is simple economics. Why do you think foreigners with high tech skills are in high demand? Americans accept mediocrity. From elementary school to high school, we dumb down education. It is more important to be an athlete rather than a brainiac.
Scholarships should not be given for sports achievements. All scholarships that are given should be for educational achievement. What percentage of college football players can actually do simple math or write a paper on a subject? Not many.
While Americans accept being average with a low income, Mexicans are willing to work because they know that money is the one thing that can improve their lives and that of their families. Americans are unwilling to work two or three jobs because they think they are entitled to a decent income while working less than 40 hours per week.
Americans are growing up with an entitlement mentality which is encouraged and supported by their parents giving them whatever they desire.
We need to reward success and heard work and not reward laziness and mediocrity.