i wasn’t sure if i should post this in the off topic section or the politics section. so i played Eeny meeny miney mo and landed on off topic.
at my old job i always wondered why were there older Hispanics working at my restaurant. when i asked my managers about their ages he told me that each of them were close to the age of 50. working at my old restaurant sucked,especially the pay. it was minimum wage which is $7.25 in texas. with the benefits and pay raises you could get up to $8.50 as a member of the staff, excludimg managers. When i worked there i hated the place and i always wanted to leave. the older Hispanics worked there butts off all the time and were still getting paid the same amount as i was. i recently quit that job and i now work at dfw airport as a baggage handler. one of the first things i noticed was that their are a lot of immigrants working there, and especially for the company i work for. my coworkers are pretty old, in fact i work with some people who went to high school with my dad in Somalia(my dad is like in his 60s).i knew some of them as a child growing up and i always assumed they were making money but i just found out they are working two minimum wage jobs just to support themselves and their families.
When people complain about immigrants stealing jobs from us americans. are the talking about the minimum wage jobs that no one wants or are they talking about the children of immigrants who in the future can get a degree and enter the job market.
background knowledge of me
parents are both from somalia and i am the first one in my familiy born in the united states. my dad came here on a student visa back in the 70s and ended up becoming a citizen after staying here for a while. my mother came here when she was 11 with her adopted family.