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Hispanic immigrants do the 3D jobs – dirty, dangerous and difficult. April 1, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in In The News, News and politics, philosophy & politics.

From Tom Barnett's Blog:

Nice piece by David Brooks today on immigration ("Immigrants to Be Proud Of," NYT, 30 March 2006). All sorts of arguments about how Hispanic families tend to be–relatively speaking–paragons of family values.

My arguments tend to be more grubby. Hispanic immigrants do the 3D jobs a lot–as in, dirty, dangerous and difficult. They earn every year upwards of a half trillion in wages. They spend over 90 percent here in the States and sent a mere fraction to families back home, yielding a cash flow that, in Latin America alone, is roughly ten times what America sends the entire Gap annually in Official Developmental Aid.


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