farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico
Like other California vegetable growers, Larry Cox oversees hundreds of Mexican farm workers picking green onions, asparagus and cauliflower in the fertile Colorado River valley.
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#1 Feb 15, 2008
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#2 Feb 16, 2008
There has been a crackdown on illegal immigration but they haven't given us an avenue to get legal workers," said Cox, 49, driving by his irrigated fields on the outskirts of Mexicali, just a quick commute from his U.S. home.
He needs to move to Mexico and apply for citizenship there.
Personally, I have no problem with the Mexicans growing thier own food and selling it in the USA if they want.
I think this "farmer" should consider himself a mexican national or let the true mexican citizens farm. That's what they want to do,without the NAFTA joke.
#3 Feb 16, 2008
farm workers have always been allowed in the US, but when they get here under the guise of a farm worker they vacate the farm for the higher paying construction jobs.
#4 Feb 20, 2008
Congress seeks increase in number of foreign workers!
In spite of evidence that the U.S. is slipping into a recession, Congressional leaders of both parties are trying to increase the number of visas available for foreign workers. This will lead to fewer jobs and lower wages for America's own workers.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has repeatedly sought to raise the annual limit of H-2B (non-skilled seasonal worker) visas beyond its annual cap of 66,000. Her increase in foreign workers was included in the Senate's fiscal year 2008 spending bill but removed in conference with the House. HR 1843 is a similar stand-alone measure in the House.
The U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, chaired by the late Barbara Jordan, recommended the total elimination of the H-2B visa program:
The Commission recommends the elimination of the admission of unskilled workers....It is not in the national interest to admit unskilled workers.
There is no end to the appetite of big businesses and corporations for more foreign workers at lower wages. Let Congress know that America's unemployed workers come first.
Urge your Senators and Congressional Representative to reject this quest for more cheap labor.
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