Monday, February 12, 2007

First Post/Introduction

Tucson is undeniably one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It is recorded in 2005 there were 507,632 individuals residing in Tucson, Arizona. These numbers did not support surrounding areas such as: Oro Valley, Marana, or Green Valley. Other groups not included were students living in dorms, institutions, or other group living. It is assumed that the Air Force Base was not included. Tucson recently reached the million mark and continues to grow.

Given that, there is obviously a growing number of commercial properties. With the population comes business. There a thousands of locally owned and franchised businesses. These business thrive from the growing Tucson population. The massive growth is both good for Tucson citizens and business owners. Everything sounds wonderful, right?

...Not so much. With these businesses comes what many Tucson business owners/ proprietors call "undocumented workers." "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest." [] It is laughable to say the least.

However, what is not laughable are the individuals hiring these illegal aliens to work for their business. Hiring an illegal immigrant is against the law. Unfortunately the 1986, Immigration Reduction and Control Act, has been ineffective. Local state governments and politicians want to look the other way, when it comes to such illegalities.

Everyday there are more and more individuals crossing our boarders illegally, to find work. And why wouldn't they? It is so easy to find work here. Business owners are eagerly hiring these illegals at minimal wages. They are not paying wages that citizens/legal workers, whom speak English, would expect. They are not only getting away with skimmed wages, but inflated hours as well. Since our government is not addressing the issues, then it is the our duty to get involved. As one of the largest growing cities in the nation, and with one of the largest illegal immigration problems, Tucson needs to make a stand!

We need to start saying "NO" to illegally ran businesses. By boycotting businesses, whom hire these "undocumented workers", we will be protecting our city, state and country.

I am propsing "Tucson Boycotting Illegal Businesses" or "T-bib" for short.

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