ICE immigration officers raid 7-Elevens nationwide

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    You have landscapers?

    I do my own landscaping.

    You must be one of the 1%?
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    This must be welcome news for FSU graduates.:)
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    You really think you need to make $300,000 - $500,000 (seems people can't decide what puts you in the 1%) a year to afford to hire someone to mow your yard a couple times a month?
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    Heck yeah I have landscapers. Way too many decorative plants, mulch, and edging on our lot for me to want to do that with my free time. Particularly when it’s cloudy and rainy out here so much.

    But hey, if you’re willing to take care of my 1/3rd acre for $120 a month I’ll give you the job. But you better do a good job and smile when you’re doing it whether it’s 105 or 38 degrees. Or I’ll dump you for our friendly fence jumping landscaper extraordinaires!
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    NB: mowing the lawn =/= landscaping.
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    Dumb move by ICE, if it targeted a franchise chain rather than an industry or large single employer that hired illegals as a matter or Corp. policy--unless it has information that hiring illegals is part of the 7-11 business plan.

    Otherwise it's 98 independent cases...or arbitrary and capricious enforcement of the immigration code.

    No likey...
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    We call that 'lawn maintenance', not 'landscaping', where I come from.

    Where you at, that mere edging and maintaining mulch levels, qualifies as 'landscaping'?
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    Meh, whatever. They did the original landscaping and now maintain it. Take from that what you will. I have no interest in arguing semantics. I do that every day with other ahole attorneys.

    I’ve used two landscaping companies. The first company was owned by the uncle who recently divided off part of his business to his nephew. They’re just a nice group of hard working people living the American dream. I’m sure they’re citizens but I have no clue about the guys they employ as most can’t speak English.
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    Wasn't trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, just pointing out what I believe Homer was saying, as opposed to how it was being interpreted.
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    I thought you once posted you lived in a condo at the beach?
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    1/3 acre for $120.00 a month?

    Talk about taking advantage of cheap labor. Where do you live?, Haiti?
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    Yes I do. My maintenance fees are $415.00 per month which includes the lawn.

    Fwiw, I own a house on a lake that sits on .85 acres. Lots of maintenance with the 150 feet of lake front. I do the mowing, landscaping, and lake clearing. I also just totally rebuilt my dock. Tore off all the old wood and replaced with new and added some posts for additional support. I also repaired the roof of the pump house. Next project will be replacing rotten wood and re-screaming the picnic house. Then on to scraping the exterior of all three buildings (house included) and repainting. After that I plan to move the washer and dryer from the picnic house to the back of the garage. I checked my electric panel and have just enough room to add the 240 for the dryer. I’ll also install a laundry sink next to them.

    Now this is my plan for my mobile home in Georgia where my daughter lives,,,,, total inside remodel. I also do the landscaping and mowing when I’m there.
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    Hard physical labor is good for soul and body. Stay with it as long as you can. Wish I was still able to do the things I could do just 2 years ago. However, I am grateful and content to occupy myself with what my hands alone can produce.
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    Im 65 and hanging on to my youth as best I can. I’m way overweight though. Need to lose 25 just to begin the trip to what I should weigh.
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    69 here, and also overweight. A neurological condition similar to MS has robbed me of my stability and ease of mobility. I need 2 canes to get around. Hands, so far, have been minimally impacted.
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    Dumb move or calculated? 7-11 is a national brand that everybody knows, and the raids make for good optics. But the Feds know they will find nothing systemic and the impact on immigrant labor will be negligible. Could be nothing more than a bit of cheap red meat for the Trump base that makes it look like they are taking major action, when in reality, the needed immigrant labor that keeps the economy running is hardly touched.
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    My initial reactions...

    1) Americans can certainly do these jobs and it makes sense to go after employers who hire illegals to do jobs Americans are plenty capable of filling.

    2) I wonder how/why 7/11 was targeted this time. Follow up on prior raids that found improprieties among nine store owners / managers, doesn't seem like much for a chain the size of 7/11.

    3) If they are serious about this, there are likely much bigger fish to fry, although it will be interesting to see how many illegals they find this time, and how many 7/11 mgmt knew about or should have known about.
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    I cut my own grass. My 14 year old son is doing more o fit as he gets older. I guess we are wierd
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    mandate e-verify. enforce non-compliance. enact a real temp labor plan that charges a fee to support the cost to run and enforce e-verify and the temp labor plan. illegal immigration will take care of itself
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