And if you think that legal Americans will take up these jobs, they won't. Those "illegal" Latinos do the shittiest, most back-breaking work imaginable. It's not even that no one else wants to do it, it's that they can't.
Rampant xenophobia has gripped the GOP, to the point that they relish punishing young, innocent kids. But what they lack in common decency, they might make up in naked economic self-interest and start pushing for a different approach to immigration. Doubtful, I know—Alabama is solidly GOP despite historically bringing up the bottom in the nation's economic statistics. But who knows, miracles do something happen.
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