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    :: Saturday, December 17, 2005 ::

    We need immigrants more than we admit - By Ruben Navarrette Jr., The San Diego Union Tribune
    It's still not clear whether Bob Popp Building Services - the company identified by Denver news media outlets as being at the center of the near tragic window-washing incident - is one of those employers and whether the workers it hired are here illegally. The company is cooperating with federal workplace safety investigators. Gonzalez and Estrada insist that they were not warned about the possibility that they'd encounter high winds that day, and that their calls for help were ignored by their supervisor. The workers told a Denver newspaper that they were offered raises if they would sign a form agreeing not to talk about the incident. The company says 'these are false allegations.' But it is looking for replacements. Gonzalez and Estrada quit.

    Say, there may be an opportunity for those who complain that immigrants - legal and illegal - take jobs from Americans. Work conditions can be life-threatening, but the pay is decent: $11.50 an hour.

    Not everyone at once. Don't crowd. The line forms to the right.
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