I hear a lot of people talking about how all the illegal immigrants are taking all the jobs from the good, deserving, hardworking Americans... This always makes me laugh, because it's so far from the truth.
The reason that the immigrants are taking "all the jobs" is because many of us Americans feel we are too good to WORK for a living.
My daughter's boyfriend is a prime example of this mentality. He claimed that everyone discriminated against him because of his tattoos, and no one would hire him - mind you, I have a lot of tattoos, so I'm not against them. So what does he do? Instead of buying some clothes to cover the tattoos, he gets more of them on his hands. Although his situation seems to be a bit more about rebellion than a feeling of being too good, it is a very similar situation.
Since I started working, a long time ago, I have never been out of work for more than two days. This is not because I have some great job skills or anything like that. This is because I am willing to take any job that is available, to pay my bills. I understand that just because I do not want a particular job, does not mean that I do not need that job. I attribute this to the reason why I have worked so many different jobs in my life.
So, next time we want to place the blame for not having a job on immigration, or the economy; remember, there are jobs out there... We just have to be willing to accept them, and make the most of a bad situation. Americans are no better than anyone else, we are just another part of the global society...