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For the first time in the last 20-plus years, I find myself unemployed and have been since the middle of November.

Never being prejudice by any stretch of imagination, I'm becoming more aware of the reason our economy is in such a mess and the reason it has been tough on me to find employment. I have visited businesses in the southeast and some as far away as California and Rhode Island, I'm seeing an abundance of foreigners holding jobs I would qualify for.

What really prompted this article is I just heard a story where an individual was hired and worked in a local office who was not a citizen nor had a green card. When another employee approached the individual about it, the response was "not interested."

Also, I have learned this person is going to school getting a free education on my tax dollar. I'm back in school also, but it is costing me. How can this happen?

Recently, I stood in line at a local post office, where I saw individuals obviously from another country, buying money orders to send money home. They really do not spend much money here to help our economy, but they send money back home. That seems to me it would be helping another country's economy not ours. Is there a problem here or is it just me?

For many years I have paid federal taxes, state taxes, property taxes and sales tax, but I'm the one now unemployed while others who have never contributed to our society get the jobs.

Bobby Slaton