I find myself questioning your expertise in the field of construction. I have worked construction in the States (Hartford Connecticut) and now here as well. The difference detween a house built in the states and one here goes way beyond the obvious one (US) constructed in timber and sheetrock, and the other in rebar and cinderblock.How do they feel? Depends on what they see the foreigner doing and if they think they can do it with the same level of competence and expertise. I would think that if they see you here working and you are above the English instructor occupation they would assume you are rich.
I would think if a dude was an electrician trained in USA/Canada or Western Europe he could do pretty well. Clearly, the Dominican can do the same job cheaper but can he do a job as professional? I know people in this country in the 21st Century who are scared of electricity because of those slight shocks they get when operating appliances. From the work that I see in many people houses, I think the Dominican would not do the extra work to make the job look like top-notch. In the commercial buildings I think it must be better quality work.
No Anastacio,I disagree 100% with you, infact apart from your statement of foreigners being able to come and do as they please I'd say you dreamed the rest up last night. Sure for the most foreigners can come and fo as they like within reason, it is a free country, stay below the radar and you can get away with much.
Foreigners tend to create jobs, not take jobs away. How often do you find foreigners working for a native? Not very often. Foreigners work fir other foreign companies, and usually in jobs your average Dom couldn't do satisfactorily.
To get back to the question. I don't think they are that bothered, those that count spent much time back and forward to the US and so I don't see the problem. Those that bitch and winge are usually too stupid to get a job in a colmado and so their objection isn't really warrantable, no one is stealing jobs in colmados.
They get jelous of plenty other things about us foreigners but those are the things they think we all have by watching rap videos and a lot of silly tv.