In Calif., more Latinos among strawbe...

In Calif., more Latinos among strawberry growers.

There are 10 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Jul 14, 2012, titled In Calif., more Latinos among strawberry growers.. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Alejandro Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work alongside his father and brother in California's strawberry fields.He spent 12 years toiling for a large grower, living with his wife and child in a garage, learning everything from pulling weeds to planting to driving a tractor.

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Year 1986

De Soto, KS

#1 Jul 14, 2012
He qualified for the 1986 amnesty and now employs 85. I'm sure he's paying them top wages, taking care of the medical needs and submitting ss and medicare to the treasury too?
Texas Tea

Fullerton, CA

#2 Jul 14, 2012
With a piece of the $2.3 billion strawberry industry pie he probably pays and provides benefits just as good as any other company trying to save a nickel and dime. The American Dream truly came true for this man.
Year 1986

De Soto, KS

#3 Jul 14, 2012
You're totally clueless!
Texas Tea

Fullerton, CA

#4 Jul 14, 2012
Here's a clue, totally.

"I know their living conditions in Mexico," Navarro said. "My father was also very poor. His humble beginnings always remind me to treat the workers well."
Year 1986

De Soto, KS

#5 Jul 15, 2012
That doesn't give them the right to illegally enter our country. Oh wait, they're too lame to stay in theirs and improve it!
bob

Gilbert, AZ

#6 Jul 15, 2012
Mexican Worker: Yes you can come illegal too and someday they will make you legal if you dont get caught and deported. Screw waiting in line. America jobs are ours for the taking.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#7 Jul 15, 2012
What is so surprising about the fact that by cheating the system and stealing from American tax payers he has gotten ahead and now exploits his fellow illegal aliens? That is after all the illegal alien dream.
Captain

United States

#8 Jul 15, 2012
The illegal alien way, spiritually and morally. That is why their country has never succeeded in history, because they are a corrupt society, because hispanic society has been corrupt for centuries.
Idk

Gum Spring, VA

#9 Jul 16, 2012
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
What is so surprising about the fact that by cheating the system and stealing from American tax payers he has gotten ahead and now exploits his fellow illegal aliens? That is after all the illegal alien dream.
All you talk about is tax! This is not a tax situation.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jul 17, 2012
Time for a fecal coli outbreak in strawberries!

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