Sunday, June 17, 2007

Building green... and white and red

Made in Oregon . . . with plenty of help from Mexico
Daniel's headline: Made in Oregon... with plenty of help from criminals
At a Hillsboro strip mall Friday morning, Antonio, a 36-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, took a break from shopping with his wife and young daughter to reflect on last week's big Portland immigration bust.

Antonio, who did not want his last name used, has worked construction jobs for a decade in Oregon. His daughter was born here, and he now runs his own siding company and says he does pretty well.

"The truth is, we're here and working and not stealing anything from the government," Antonio said in Spanish.

I guess the Fishwrapper tolerates lies as long as they are told in Spanish. I would thoroughly enjoy seeing Antonio get deported but I can't really do anything about that. I can do something about this:

Randy Sebastian has thrived in Oregon's booming residential construction market, building upscale, quality homes. His Renaissance Homes is consistently one of the largest builders in the region.

"There are a lot of people, not everybody, but a lot of people who aren't willing to put in the effort," Sebastian said. "It's hard work. The labor has gone to the Hispanic worker who is hungry. A lot of the Caucasian workers are just not willing to do the work."

You can contact Renaissance Homes at this email:

Renaissance needs to know that you won't be doing business with them. They use the same scam of exclusively hiring through subcontracters to make the claim that they don't hire illegal aliens just like Del Monte did.

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