To the Editor,
I would like to ask a question to the United States Department of Agriculture: Why is a government-funded construction site being built by 90 percent illegal labor with U.S. citizens tax dollars?
I am referring to medical complex being constructed in Raeford. I have worked on this site since April 17 of this year and on Friday, a crew of 60 men were denied payment for 100 to 120 hours of work for each man. We were told we would be paid for Monday of this week. We went home for the weekend, the first we have had off in two months. On return to work we had already been replaced by around 80 illegal immigrants and were told that the company we are working for would not be paid for work done.
We all 60 men have one week in the hole that total up to around 160 to 170 hours per man. How can government money be used to erect a building constructed by undocumented workers and not pay American workers? This question is for the USDA. They are the ones sending taxpayers’ money to South America and Mexico.