Vardaman's immigrants pray bill wil...

Vardaman's immigrants pray bill wil...

There are 7 comments on the story from Mar 31, 2012, titled Vardaman's immigrants pray bill wil.... In it, reports that:

On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options.

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“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1 Mar 31, 2012
They should've worried about their visas BEFORE they came here, not after. The kid was born here and arrived at school not speaking English. What kind of parents does she have? Ignorant ones, obviously. Yep, just let the taxpayers pay for the English education, screw speaking English at home so the anchor brats will go to school already having an understanding of the English language.

Ignorant, demanding people who do not deserve to be here. They need to go home. I hope this bill passes and it scares most of them away. They can go back to their home countries or take a hike to California, where they are welcomed.
Humphrey the Whale

Redwood City, CA

#2 Mar 31, 2012
Nice doggie!

Kansas City, MO

#4 Apr 1, 2012
Right on Rebel!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#5 Apr 1, 2012
Send ICE and get the illegal immigrants DEPORTED. The Vardaman Catholic Church is going against the Bible and the Pope.

Toronto, Canada

#6 Apr 1, 2012

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#7 Apr 2, 2012
Sure, they are praying that they can continue their lawless lifestyles, while supplementing their salaries with the freebies that are paid for by hard-working Americans, who are finding it harder and harder to support their own families. Illegal interlopers are selfish and greedy little buggers whose only concern is for themselves, never for the greater good of the majority.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#8 Apr 2, 2012
"While proponents of immigration laws like HB 488 say they free up jobs for Americans, the H2A and H2B visa programs for foreign workers are designed to discourage employers from hiring immigrant labor unless absolutely necessary.

To do this, the programs require employers to pay immigrant workers a higher wage and transport, house and feed them. Local workers become economically attractive by comparison."



There are two general requirements to obtain workers on H-2A visas. First,
the employer must demonstrate that there are not sufficient able, willing
and qualified US workers available at the time and place needed. Second, the
employer must show the use of foreign workers will not create an adverse
effect on the wages or working conditions of similarly employed US workers.
Farmworkers generally receive either an hourly wage or are paid by the
piece. However, under the H-2A program H-2A workers must be offered the same
wage as US workers. This has been interpreted to mean the higher of the

The industry's prevailing wage in the relevant labor market,

The state or federal minimum wage, or

The "adverse effect wage rate"

The adverse effect wage rate, or AEWR, is currently set at the prior year's
average hourly wage for agricultural and livestock workers determined by the
Department of Agriculture. For workers who are paid by the piece, if their
wages are not equal to the AEWR, the employer must make up the difference.
On or before each day when the H-2A worker is paid, the employer must
provide the worker with an earnings statement detailing the alien's total
earnings, whether the alien is paid hourly or by the piece, the hours of
work offered, and the hours actually worked.

Employers are required to provide H-2A workers with a number of benefits.

The employee must be provided with transportation to and from the worker's
temporary home to the workplace.

When the contract period is up, the employer must provide the worker with
transportation home or to their next workplace.

Employers must provide housing to all H-2A workers who do not commute. The
housing must be inspected by the Department of Labor and must meet minimum
federal standards for temporary labor camps.

The employer must either provide three meals a day or facilities in which
the worker can prepare food.

The employer must also provide any tools and supplies necessary to perform
the work.

The employer must also provide workers' compensation insurance to H-2A


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