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Immigration Least of Farmer's Worries

Missionaccomplished | today at 8:02 a.m. ― 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Maybe all those racists, nativists, and xenophobes that post on and KFMB 760 know US citizens that can fill Mr. Gonzalez's payroll since they always claim that clandestine border crossers "take jobs" from Americans and lower the average wages???
Actually, illegal aliens do do all of the above. Clandestine border crossers ARE taking jobs from legal workers--those whom the Gonzalez family have been hiring through guest worker programs. Legal green card holders from countries such as Somalia also do agricultural work even though they come on family reunfication or refugee visas. As for lowering wages, well, farm wages have decreased in real terms and the average farm worker earns well below the poverty level. Of course, illegal aliens don't generally work in agriculture, as this article mentions in passing. Even illegal aliens prefer to work in industries such as fast food, cleaning, and construction where they compete directly with AMERICANS and lower the wages in the process. For example, a Target store in California fired 50 illegal aliens after an ICE audit. Americans won't work at Target? The Pew Hispanic Center found that MOST construction jobs and even 25% of day labor jobs are done by LEGAL workers. And of course, were the U.S. to implement an amnesty that allowe farm workers to legalize, what's going to keep THEM on the farm, particularly if employers such as Mr. Gonzalez keep on hiring yet more illegal aliens to keep wages down?

November 8, 2010 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Circuitous Path to Asylum Raises National Security Concerns

Just what are we doing taking asylum claims from asylees coming from MEXICO? Mexico is a democracy and a "safe" port. We shouldn't accept asylum claims made by people coming through there anymore than we should and now do from those coming from Canada. Let them apply for asylum in Mexico.

September 29, 2010 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )