Immigration roadblocks hurt, says Far...

Immigration roadblocks hurt, says Farm Bureau

There are 7 comments on the wenatcheeworld.com story from Oct 19, 2008, titled Immigration roadblocks hurt, says Farm Bureau. In it, wenatcheeworld.com reports that:

Rumors hurt farmers - especially rumors about Border Patrol roadblocks in Chelan and Okanogan counties that lead to farmworker shortages, according to the Washington Farm Bureau.

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“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#1 Oct 20, 2008
“The existence of these checkpoints is very much putting fear in the hearts of(ILLEGAL ALIEN) workers, and spawns rumors that may or may not be true that have the cumulative impact of affecting (ILLEGAL ALIEN)people here that are helping keep the economy going,” said Erik Nicholson, Pacific Northwest director of the United Farm Workers of America.

I took the liberty of making some minor errors to make the statement factual.

Let the fear continue. This type fear is a good fear!!

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#2 Oct 20, 2008
OOPS!! It should read "making some minor error corrections" Damn phone call interrupted my thoughts.

“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#3 Oct 20, 2008
It hurts agra-biz, not the small farmer, they don't like paying a living wage.
do something

Coldwater, MI

#4 Nov 1, 2008
Gee, why would it hurt the farmers? This only scares illegal aliens, not green card workers. The farmers always follow employment laws. Right?

“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#5 Nov 1, 2008
I would think so. I can't imagine them breaking a federal law.
gagirl56

Phenix City, AL

#6 Nov 2, 2008
Yeah, Farm Bureau traitors right up there with Chamber of Commerce traitors!!!
JohnGait

Erwin, NC

#7 Nov 2, 2008
Plenty of workers. The cheap farmers just need to pay more and they will find plenty of labor. Just look down at the local unemployment office.

I sick of the "oh, whoa is me" farmer exploiting foreign nations for cheap labor. These farmers need to go to JAIL and have their farms sold at auction.

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