- Duh sezzames stingk!
A new Facebook group‘s name doesn’t quite explain itself; at first, I thought “Bay Ridge Business’s that employ Undocumented & Illegal Immigrants” might be a bulletin board undocumented workers could use to find out who’s hiring. Alas, its mission statement is “to expose the business’s in Bay ridge who hire and employ Undocumented & Illegal Immigrants.”
Furthermore, “This group allows U.S. citizens”—but not illegal immigrants!!—”to see the business’s who employ Undocumented & Illegal Immigrants in Bay Ridge and allows them to decide if they would like to spend they’re money at these establishments with the knowledge that these business’s are breaking American Tax & Labor laws and being overall unpatriotic.”
That’s not as bad as it might sound.
I mean, sure, it’s sort of hard to figure out how the group’s 63 members and counting—one’s name is “Murad B-Nazi”; another uses as his profile picture the American flag with the Yankees logo replacing the stars—are going to determine whose employees are without documentation; any place with Hispanics working in the kitchen?
But I’m not sure it’s all bad. For starters, let’s hear it for laws! Isn’t it nice to see the right—ordinarily, we associate those anxious about undocumented immigrants with the right—worried here about obeying labor laws? And tax laws?!? But even more important, it’s about time Americans stopped blaming immigrants. If you don’t want people without papers to work here, blame the business’s that hire them, the greedy owners looking to exploit human beings to increase their profits—the same way we go after johns over sex workers—and stop picking on the guy trying to make a better life for his family.