From the Fishwrapper:
Thousands march against immigration crackdown
Saturday's demonstrators paraded for an amnesty, similar to one granted in 1986, or other moves that would let them stay in the United States legally.
Those supporting reduced restrictions on illegal immigrants say they do dangerous, low-paying work nobody else wants and contribute to the economy by paying taxes.
Way to take something at face value and not do any analysis. Clearly The Oregonian has an affirmative action program where they hire the mentally inept to do their reporting.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that hired farmworkers are “less than 1 percent” of wage and salary workers in the United States. Simple math tells us that one percent 298,000,000 (our current population) is only 2,980,000 jobs.
Estimates vary but the number of illegal aliens in this country is astounding. The low number is eight million and the high number is about twenty million with most people accepting that there are probably ten to twelve million criminal aliens residing in our country.
So much for "all illegal aliens do farmwork" huh? Oh, and if you make less than $30K/year then you pay no federal income tax and actually get a rebate back when you use the EIC tax credit.
Illegal aliens are a drain on our country, our culture and our society.