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Anti-illegal immigration bill stokes backlash in Alabama fields

There are 29 comments on the Christian Science Monitor story from Oct 22, 2011, titled Anti-illegal immigration bill stokes backlash in Alabama fields. In it, Christian Science Monitor reports that:

Brent Martin prepares tomato fields to be plowed under in Steele, Ala., Thursday.

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Oct 22, 2011
How stupid, he could have at least let citizens pick them for free!
Whatever

Kansas City, MO

#2 Oct 22, 2011
He must have crop insurance?
sterco

Helena, MT

#3 Oct 23, 2011
Two words......HIRE LEGAL

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#4 Oct 23, 2011
THE ABC'S OF IMMIGRATION - H-2A VISAS FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS

Requirements:

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
following:

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
workers.

http://www.visalaw.com/00jul2/12jul200.html

NOW YOU KNOW WHY "FARMERS" LIKE TO USE ILLEGAL ALIENS!
mee

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2011
Mexican citizens are the solution.bring on work visa more amigos cause they are not enough already here.doesn't make any sense.why Americans wants visa workers? What gonna stop them to stay over visa?It's better to come with visa then jumping the fence and having the same effect.stupid hurts.
sterco

Helena, MT

#6 Oct 23, 2011
NO VISA NO WORK!!! That will run out the illegals!!! EXPIRED VISA NO WORK!!! It is called control. Right now we don't have any. That is how MEXIFORNIA came into being. We damn sure don't want anymore MEXIFORNIAS!!! MR FARMER GETS CAUGHT HIRING SOMEONE WITHOUT A VISA. FIRST TIME FINE!!! SECOND TIME BIGGER FINE!!! THIRD TIME SHUT HIS AZZ DOWN!!! WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO SUPPLEMENT MR FARMERS SLAVE LABOR FORCE!!!
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Oct 23, 2011
Willful waste wooful want.
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Oct 23, 2011
Willful waste woeful want.
sterco

Helena, MT

#9 Oct 23, 2011
Reality Check wrote:
Willful waste woeful want.
I am tired of wasting my tax money or illegal immigrants and their little turdittos!!! I would like to keep more of my pay check!!! Right now they are gouging the living shit out of it!!! I know that forty percent of it goes for entitlement programs!!! I think I am entitled to keep more of my own money rather than give it to illegal fukin aliens from MEXIHOLE and points south!!!!
sterco

Helena, MT

#10 Oct 23, 2011
that would be on!!! not or
Captain

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 Oct 23, 2011
But look at the source. Christian Science Monitor, a crazy cult brought to us by the Galactic overlord Xenu.
sterco

Helena, MT

#12 Oct 23, 2011
Captain wrote:
But look at the source. Christian Science Monitor, a crazy cult brought to us by the Galactic overlord Xenu.
And you would prefer? What the "HUFF AND PUFF POST"?
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#13 Oct 23, 2011
Forcing small farmers out of buisness is like ading cooperate takeover so that we can have more GM foods to consume =wired brains and modified genes way to go.

“starting to wake up”

Level 1

Since: Apr 09

brookhaven ny

#14 Oct 23, 2011
enuff of this bullshit we have the labor force si?tting in our jails 1000,s of people sitting there costing us tax payers millions simple rigth? we dont need low cost labor in the fields ( illegals )
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#15 Oct 23, 2011
Reality Check wrote:
Forcing small farmers out of buisness is like ading cooperate takeover so that we can have more GM foods to consume =wired brains and modified genes way to go.
After years of large agricultural corporations driving honest small family farms out of business by using illegal alien labor it is good to see the small honest farmers getting a break. I suppose some people have sympathy for the large corporations who will be losing their illegal labor just as they did for the plantation owners when they lost their slaves but in the long run everybody is better off when laborers are seen as people not property. The money lost by a few rich owners and the slight increase in the cost of agricultural products are the byproducts of doing business honestly, fairly and with regard for the human dignity for those who perform the labor.
JLT

Dalton, GA

#16 Oct 23, 2011
They don't all work in fields!!!!
Ralff

Coldwater, MI

#17 Oct 23, 2011
Hmmm, he spent all that time and money raising those crops which he planned to harvest illegally but wants us to feel sorry for him cause the law spoiled his plans?

Can anyone see where he may have caused this problem himself?
Ralff

Coldwater, MI

#18 Oct 23, 2011
JLT wrote:
They don't all work in fields!!!!
In fact they don't all work!
Juan

Pearland, TX

#19 Oct 23, 2011
Farmers in Alabama are now going broke. Americans will look forward to a food shortage.

I told you americans would not do the work of undocumented workers.
Ralff

Coldwater, MI

#20 Oct 23, 2011
Juan wrote:
Farmers in Alabama are now going broke. Americans will look forward to a food shortage.
I told you americans would not do the work of undocumented workers.
Pfft! We'll just import from China and keep the rift-raft out, we don't need illegals in this country...

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