Letter to Tom Tancredo.
I am writing to you because I have a relative who lives in Centennial, CO who just lost his construction job. The reason he lost his job is due to the fact that the Union he worked for decided to employ illegal Mexican aliens.
This issue of the porous borders and the employment of illegal aliens has become top priority for me, as it has for millions of Americans concerned about homeland security and the full employment of American citizens with skills and experience. Americans who are ready, willing and able to work. Americans who need jobs to survive and thrive.
The union in question is Carpenter's Union Local 515. The job site is Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. The union gave this Journeyman relative of mine (with over a decade of experience in construction) the reason for his abrupt dimissal. It was that he was not productive enough. My relative tried to explain that quite a bit of his time is spent in fixing the mistakes of the illegals on the job.
I am alarmed for a couple of reasons - not least of which is my relative's sudden unemployment. I am also alarmed because apparently substandard work is acceptable in the United States of America. We're talking about a hospital here. Even if it weren't a hospital - we do not live in a third world country where dismal construction standards endanger the lives of those who occupy the buildings. We have building codes for a reason here in the USofA.
I would appreciate your attention to this matter. I know that I can trust you to keep America's safety and prosperity in mind. I also appreciate your efforts in the wider political arena as you have brought the concerns of a great number of Americans to light.
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