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Picture(s) of the Day: The Forgotten Face & Results of Open Borders

August 16th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

These pictures were sent to us over the weekend from an alert tipster. Apparently in St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s own home municipality of Northwoods, MO, there is being constructed a new building which will house a liquor store, a law office, and a beauty supply store. Now ordinarily this would be good news in such a down economy, but if you look beneath the surface, it highlights a growing problem in this country – lower skilled, non union foreign workers performing construction work ordinarily done by American union workers. Regardless of your views on unions, we believe all can agree that in these tough economic times, we’d like to see instead our own people being put back to work.

Too often in the illegal immigration debate, the open borders crowd leaves the American worker (particularly African Americans) completely out of the discussion. Their focus tends to be more on the poor illegal immigrant who has “been here for years and who just wants to provide for his family.” We can certainly empathize with that position, but where is the empathy for the guy below who just wants to work and provide for his family?

Top: An unemployed member of the Carpenter’s Union picketing the construction of a mini strip shopping center in Northwoods, MO., a suburb in North St. Louis County. Bottom: Natural Bridge Avenue and Lucas & Hunt Road

Related:

Rasmussen Reports:

14% Say Job Market Better Than Year Ago, 46% Say Worse

58% oppose automatic citizenship for a child born in this country to an illegal immigrant

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  • 1 Mark // Aug 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

    1. I am generally for unions, carpenters and otherwise. Previously, I would have doubted that the Missouri Political News Service had much sympathy for them. I am very glad to be surprised.

    2. I don’t think it is appropriate to call a law office a facility that will attract low-wage unskilled foreign workers. Nor will liquor stores or beauty supply shops attract workers with skills below the norm.

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