In prior reform, legalized farmworkers left fields

There are 1 comment on the Seattle Times story from May 26, 2013, titled In prior reform, legalized farmworkers left fields. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

After Paulino Mejia crossed the border illegally into the U.S. in 1980, he picked grapes, peaches and other crops in California's agricultural heartland, lived in crowded rental housing, hid from immigration agents and sent paychecks to family in his native Mexico.

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Dee Dee Dee

East Greenville, PA

#1 May 26, 2013
This story show exactly why legalization is bad for this country and its citizen. Particularly the middle class and the poor. The results of the last massive amnesty will be repeated only by a factor of 10 or more. Those legalized will push more Americans out of work and decrease wages while millions more illegals will flood the country to replace them encouraged by their friends and family that were rewarded for being illegal. More cheap labor for the wealthy all while pretending to help the "poor immigrants".
Plantation owners in the south used to justify slavery by saying it was better for the blacks to work on their plantations than living in the jungles of Africa.

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