Dear Matzav.com Editor,
We’ve read countless articles and letters here on Matzav.com about illegal immigrants, especially the large number of them in Lakewood, NJ. The simple solution which I would like to share with the readers of Matzav.com is for the olam to stop hiring illegal domestic help. In English, that means to stop hiring cleaning ladies.
I am a landlord myself. I can tell you that the only income that these Mexicans have is from the women. When I go to collect rent, the men are all home. They can’t find jobs, or they don’t want or need to.
For argument’s sake, let’s say that every family in Lakewood has 6 hours a week of cleaning help. (I know that many families have more, or perhaps less, but let’s use this as an example.) With 8,750 families in Lakewood (it is actually up to 9,200 by now, I believe), that’s 52,500 hours per week. 52,500 times $8 an hour (which, by the way, is a low number, as most cleaning ladies charge $10 an hour) is $420,000 per week. Times that by 52 weeks and you get $21,840,000 per year!
My fellow Matzav.com readers, do you realize what we are doing to ourselves? We are giving $21 million annually to the illegals in town and then we complain that they are destroying our communities!
It is very nice that the owner of the local Toys For Thought store, Hershel Herskowitz, put up an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent) Volunteer Corps sign on his recently purchased property on Second Street. Fed up with the downtown situation, Hershel decided to do something and I give him credit for that. But actions like that do not address the root and source of the problem and that which is feeding it every single day: the cleaning ladies.
Each one of us should start with ourselves and stop supporting illegals. If we can get half of the olam reading Matzav.com to switch to, say, an older Polish woman, we can cut the illegal population in half, which would then cut the school budget in half… You get my drift.
If we want to change the Matzav, there is only one way. Start with the cleaning ladies.