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Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#1 Jun 11, 2008
Over the past several months I have noticed more and more illegals working at the area Wal-Marts.

They are depriving hard working Americans for gainful employment as the Wal-Mart violates our immigration laws by hiring these criminals.

It is time that each of us step up and live up to our individual responsibilities NO DUTY as American Citizens and punish any and every employer that hires these illegal scum.

It is for this reason that I am calling for a boycott of ALL Wal-Mart Stores until Wal- Mart stops hiring Illegals.

Since: Jun 08

Maryville, TN

#2 Jun 11, 2008
I would like to stop buying anything thats made in china for a week. I would love to see what would happen if we the american public stopped for one week. Their economy is booming and they are one of the reasons that gas prices are high. The Chinese are purchasing alot of the crude oil since they are indistrializing so much. So lets help ourselves. Stop for one week, I bet we could see a difference.
82nd Vet

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Jun 11, 2008
That's only one of the reasons I stopped using that dump 7 years ago. I won't go into a rant, but thanks for spreading the word.
Hello

Kodak, TN

#4 Jun 11, 2008
Jim Hayden wrote:
Over the past several months I have noticed more and more illegals working at the area Wal-Marts.
They are depriving hard working Americans for gainful employment as the Wal-Mart violates our immigration laws by hiring these criminals.
It is time that each of us step up and live up to our individual responsibilities NO DUTY as American Citizens and punish any and every employer that hires these illegal scum.
It is for this reason that I am calling for a boycott of ALL Wal-Mart Stores until Wal- Mart stops hiring Illegals.
How do you know they are illegal? I am noticing more and more that people just see a mexican and say oh they are illegal. I agree there are tons of them here but places like Wal Mart cannot get away with hiring an illegal. And the mexicans are not depriving anybody of a job. The Americans you speak of would not work there. I work in upper management at my company and had a lady call today and literally beg for a job for her husband who put in an application a couple of days ago. I just happened to have lunch at Taco Bell today and they had a sign up that said they are hiring. There are also signs up at McDonalds and Wendys. This lady told me they were getting behind on all their bills and they just had to do something. Well, get a job at a fast food resturant. But NO he can't do that. It is beneath him. IF you are hungry and are behind on your bills then no job is beneath you. But people around here are too lazy to work at something that pays so little. I also would like to point out that many small towns do not have anything to shop at but Wal Mart or a dollar store which mostly has over priced junk. So WM is the only option for shopping. I can't afford to drive to another town or even pay more for an item just to not shop at Wal Mart.
82nd Vet

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Jun 11, 2008
"I agree there are tons of them here but places like Wal Mart cannot get away with hiring an illegal."...Two words - fake documents. That being said, I would rather do without than to set foot in any of those crooked, junk dealing stores. Yeah I pay more at Kroger or wherever, but I can sleep at night.

“A fun Republican Folk Singer”

Since: Jul 07

Maryville

#6 Jun 11, 2008
WALLYWORLD is the place where you can't get a close parking space...ever..and most folks working there are from "around home"

As for the stuff. lets see
a T shirt for 4 bucks that fits
made by a small kid across the pond

Or in West Dang Town the same shirt is
9 bucks and yep it is made by the same small
kid across the pond!

Go figure!

Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#7 Jun 11, 2008
Well lets see they only speak Spanish and they need help when asked a simple question. Not only that but I have a friend who also works at Wal-Mart and she told me they are illegal.

Earl Keese

“global warming is a hoax”

Since: Apr 08

knoxville

#8 Jun 11, 2008
they've helped drive wages for blue collar america down to the point where wal-mart is the only place we can afford to shop.

guess who's building every aspect of your homes etc...
you can close the barn door if you wish, but the cows have already bolted.

Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#9 Jun 11, 2008
Earl Keese wrote:
they've helped drive wages for blue collar america down to the point where wal-mart is the only place we can afford to shop.
guess who's building every aspect of your homes etc...
you can close the barn door if you wish, but the cows have already bolted.
It's time to coral them critters and pack them ALL back in the BARN.

We can do that by refusing to support any and ALL employers who hire them. If they can't find work they can't get any money.

No money and it is back to Mexico or where ever they came from they will go.

“Be Responsible”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#10 Jun 11, 2008
I have said this every time this comes up. Cut back or at least investigate all the welfare cases and disability checks and the demand for immigrant labor, legal or not, would diminish. Simple as supply and demand.

So many people have been raised on the welfare tit and can make more money sitting at home. If someone on welfare is drawing $2000.00 per month between a check and food stamps, and don't forget full insurance coverage, they would have to have a job that pays over $20.00 per hour just to stay where they are at. Do you think they are going to work for $6, 7, 8, 10, 12 per hour?
Air cav

United States

#11 Jun 11, 2008
I don,t buy ANYTHING thats got mexikan writing on it!If the can has Beans on it and also has FRIJOLES then i do without.Getting harder and harder to do.Makes my wife madder than hel#.She does NOT share my views on the matter.You never see spanish on a Bud light box Which is about all i can find without it or buy anymore.LATER!
Hello

United States

#12 Jun 11, 2008
Air Cav - I agree about the spanish being on packages too. I just noticed that a few days ago.

Jim Hayden - You say you have a friend who works at Wal Mart and they are illegal. So why don't you turn Wal Mart in? I have never encountered a mexican at wal mart that couldn't speak English. If I did I would complain to management immediately. More than likely they CAN speak English but if they play dumb then they get away with not working. I still do not understand this.
I work in top management at my company and we have to do massive paper work on EVERYBODY we hire. Including faxing paper work in to the state. If we don't comply we loose our business license. If we indeed do all the paper work there is NO way to hire an illegal. I just can't see how Wal Mart could get away with it.
Thinking

United States

#13 Jun 11, 2008
82nd Vet wrote:
"I agree there are tons of them here but places like Wal Mart cannot get away with hiring an illegal."...Two words - fake documents. That being said, I would rather do without than to set foot in any of those crooked, junk dealing stores. Yeah I pay more at Kroger or wherever, but I can sleep at night.
I agree with Hello. Wal Mart can not hire illegals. Neither can McDonald's. That one went around a while back. You have to show proof. And I do not believe that only the white guy has to show it. Mexicans have to show the same ID's and proof of being able to legally work in the US as anybody else. I know it happens some times but every Mexican you see in the US is not an illegal. As for boycotting Wal Mart you will not hurt them. They are the biggest retailer in the world. You are not hurting Wal Mart one bit by shopping at Kroger's to keep from buying for Wal Mart. BUT, last time I checked Kroger didn't sell clothing or tennis shoes. I am not going to pay twice the price for an item just to show Wal Mart I can buy it somewhere else. And I sleep fine at night. I also have issue with the food stamp deal. People say the Mexicans that are drawing are illegal. I can't see how that can be either. If a white girl walks in and applies for assistance then she has to show proof of everything. I find it hard to believe that Mexicans don't have to show anything. Just go in and ask and they get the max in benefiets on everything. Don't get me wrong I do agree there are plenty of illegal Mexicans in this country and especially in the Eastern Tennessee area. But the ones who have jobs are at least working. And they are not taking anything from the American people. If the average American wanted a job at Wal Mart they could have it. Most of them are too lazy to get off their dead lazy welfare butts to actually get a job and work. And as for working in the tomato fields. I KNOW there are not any of them going to go and do that. Esp not for min wage.
Momma

Herndon, PA

#14 Jun 11, 2008
I had the most unpleasant shopping experience at the Turkey Creek Wal-Mart tonight I've ever had and it didn't have anything to do with illegals. It had to do with 1)"employees working short handed" as I was told when I asked why the lines were so long at the checkout, 2) many of the shelves were either poorly stocked or empty, 3) all the construction noise as they jackhammered up a tile floor right behind the checkout lines and 4) a very hot and angry snake causing a riot in the parking lot just outside one of the enterances.

I won't be back until that store gets a grip on customer service and can provide a more pleasant shopping experienc.

Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#15 Jun 11, 2008
Thinking wrote:
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I agree with Hello. Wal Mart can not hire illegals. Neither can McDonald's. That one went around a while back. You have to show proof. And I do not believe that only the white guy has to show it. Mexicans have to show the same ID's and proof of being able to legally work in the US as anybody else. I know it happens some times but every Mexican you see in the US is not an illegal. As for boycotting Wal Mart you will not hurt them. They are the biggest retailer in the world. You are not hurting Wal Mart one bit by shopping at Kroger's to keep from buying for Wal Mart. BUT, last time I checked Kroger didn't sell clothing or tennis shoes. I am not going to pay twice the price for an item just to show Wal Mart I can buy it somewhere else. And I sleep fine at night. I also have issue with the food stamp deal. People say the Mexicans that are drawing are illegal. I can't see how that can be either. If a white girl walks in and applies for assistance then she has to show proof of everything. I find it hard to believe that Mexicans don't have to show anything. Just go in and ask and they get the max in benefiets on everything. Don't get me wrong I do agree there are plenty of illegal Mexicans in this country and especially in the Eastern Tennessee area. But the ones who have jobs are at least working. And they are not taking anything from the American people. If the average American wanted a job at Wal Mart they could have it. Most of them are too lazy to get off their dead lazy welfare butts to actually get a job and work. And as for working in the tomato fields. I KNOW there are not any of them going to go and do that. Esp not for min wage.
The illegals are able to get forged papers. People use to say that K-Mart was too big and could never be put out of business if people started shopping somewhere else. Look at where K-Mart is today.

If enough people boycotted Wal-Mart then yes we can put a very BIG hurt on them. Not only that those shoes you purchased at Wal-Mart might last a month or 2 while the shoes you buy at a more expensive store might last you a year or 2.

Finally think about where Wal-Mart buys it fruits and vegetables from. Most are brought up from Mexico and the produces raised here is picked by illegals. There are NO bathrooms out in those fields so guess where the illegals go to the bathroom at. You guessed it on the food. And people wonder where the Escherichia Coli and Salmonella come from.

Every illegal who is working here illegally is taking a job away from an American. Most Americans are hard working and like being self sufficient. I had a job working as a dish washer. That is until my employer hired 2 illegals to replace me and at half what he was paying me. Then I got a job mowing lawns. That is until the company I worked for was put out of business by a bunch of illegals who were under cutting our prices.

Not every Mexican is an illegal only about 99% of them here in Tennessee.
bobby

Englewood, TN

#16 Jun 12, 2008
well, if you notice, most of the big illegal arrests at the chicken plants ,etc. are always conected to a document forgery ring at the same time
Norman

Utica, KY

#17 Jun 12, 2008
Hello wrote:
Air Cav - I agree about the spanish being on packages too. I just noticed that a few days ago.
Jim Hayden - You say you have a friend who works at Wal Mart and they are illegal. So why don't you turn Wal Mart in? I have never encountered a mexican at wal mart that couldn't speak English. If I did I would complain to management immediately. More than likely they CAN speak English but if they play dumb then they get away with not working. I still do not understand this.
I work in top management at my company and we have to do massive paper work on EVERYBODY we hire. Including faxing paper work in to the state. If we don't comply we loose our business license. If we indeed do all the paper work there is NO way to hire an illegal. I just can't see how Wal Mart could get away with it.
Hello, Jim Hayden, 82nd Vet, and Air Cav are telling you the truth. It's IDENTITY THEFT. It's a big problem now and it will only get worse. I personally know four different people who are victims of identity theft. But, rather than me giving you antidotal stories I know about, I want you to read this report from the News Sentinel. It was on the front page several months ago. This is one paragraph from the report.

"Tax records show the Costners' doubles used their identities at Koch Foods in Morristown beginning in 2005, but the couple knew nothing about that until April 2006, when a state form letter warned Jamey Costner, 32, his license was about to be revoked for an unpaid speeding ticket."

I'd like to challenge you and Thinking to read this article (and the comments, too) right now and then come back here and tell us what you think. Not only is it possible for illegal aliens to get forged documents, it is downright easy.

Newport pair among many struggling to set record straight after ID theft

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/Feb/03/name...
82nd Vet

Winnipeg, Canada

#18 Jun 12, 2008
Thinking wrote:
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I agree with Hello. Wal Mart can not hire illegals. Neither can McDonald's. That one went around a while back. You have to show proof. And I do not believe that only the white guy has to show it. Mexicans have to show the same ID's and proof of being able to legally work in the US as anybody else. I know it happens some times but every Mexican you see in the US is not an illegal. As for boycotting Wal Mart you will not hurt them. They are the biggest retailer in the world. You are not hurting Wal Mart one bit by shopping at Kroger's to keep from buying for Wal Mart. BUT, last time I checked Kroger didn't sell clothing or tennis shoes. I am not going to pay twice the price for an item just to show Wal Mart I can buy it somewhere else. And I sleep fine at night. I also have issue with the food stamp deal. People say the Mexicans that are drawing are illegal. I can't see how that can be either. If a white girl walks in and applies for assistance then she has to show proof of everything. I find it hard to believe that Mexicans don't have to show anything. Just go in and ask and they get the max in benefiets on everything. Don't get me wrong I do agree there are plenty of illegal Mexicans in this country and especially in the Eastern Tennessee area. But the ones who have jobs are at least working. And they are not taking anything from the American people. If the average American wanted a job at Wal Mart they could have it. Most of them are too lazy to get off their dead lazy welfare butts to actually get a job and work. And as for working in the tomato fields. I KNOW there are not any of them going to go and do that. Esp not for min wage.
You're right, Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the world. What kind of pay and benefits do they offer their employees? Makes me sick. I wouldn't wear their cheap ask clothes or shoes anyway, even if they were free. Do what you want, you'll still never see me in there.
Hello

Kodak, TN

#19 Jun 12, 2008
Jim Hayden wrote:
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Most are brought up from Mexico and the produces raised here is picked by illegals. There are NO bathrooms out in those fields so guess where the illegals go to the bathroom at. You guessed it on the food. And people wonder where the Escherichia Coli and Salmonella come from.
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Thanks for that pretty picture!(sarcasm) I had never thought about that. But yeah I would say you are correct and they would probably do it just to be stupid. I agree there are lots of illegals here. Not all but most. I still don't understand how they are able to get fake and forged papers and nobody know it. Guess they look the other way.
I feel sorry for the kids. It's not their fault.
I was teaching in Bible School at a church last night and we had 2 mexican kids in our class. They were like 3 and 4 years old. They were both really sweet. I kept thinking about the discussion going on in this forum. None of it is the kids faults and I would never be mean to the kids. I am all for shipping the illegals back to their homeland. We could put the criminals (all chained together) and make them work out in the fields. Their pay being room and board. HA! But we can't do that because that would violate their rights. Too bad the victim of their crimes didn't have any rights.
Bill O

United States

#20 Jun 12, 2008
Noted with interest (and agreement) your post about all of the fast food joints with their now hiring signs. WASP Americans have lost both their toughness and their willingness to WORK to achieve the American Dream. Everybody wants to start at least in the middle if not at the top. Also noted, with disdain, that in the same paragraph you mention teaching Bible school then go on to say you are willing to forcibly enslave criminal illegals. Hey, I don't want any of the illegals here; but, I do believe that America is still the land of the free, home of the brave, and we do have room for people to come here and join our home. They just gotta knock on the door and ask to come in.
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for that pretty picture!(sarcasm) I had never thought about that. But yeah I would say you are correct and they would probably do it just to be stupid. I agree there are lots of illegals here. Not all but most. I still don't understand how they are able to get fake and forged papers and nobody know it. Guess they look the other way.
I feel sorry for the kids. It's not their fault.
I was teaching in Bible School at a church last night and we had 2 mexican kids in our class. They were like 3 and 4 years old. They were both really sweet. I kept thinking about the discussion going on in this forum. None of it is the kids faults and I would never be mean to the kids. I am all for shipping the illegals back to their homeland. We could put the criminals (all chained together) and make them work out in the fields. Their pay being room and board. HA! But we can't do that because that would violate their rights. Too bad the victim of their crimes didn't have any rights.

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