Ga. Democrats seek repeal of immigration crackdown

Jan 23, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTVM

The badly outnumbered Democratic caucus will back the repeal as 1 of its priorities during a news conference scheduled for Tuesday.

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The Dems just don't get it do they? The American People are sick and tired of the invasion and the illegal invaders. They're a burden and menace to this country. The Farmers should have used the legal visa system instead of using illegal alien labor. They have no one to blame for their problems than themselves.

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The "Democrats" are pandering for votes!
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Democrats are out to loot us taxpayers
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The Dems just don't get it do they? The American People are sick and tired of the invasion and the illegal invaders. They're a burden and menace to this country. The Farmers should have used the legal visa system instead of using illegal alien labor. They have no one to blame for their problems than themselves.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the subcommittee, went further, declaring that state and national E-Verify laws “pose a potentially fatal threat to the livelihood of American farmers.”
Lawmakers’ solutions varied widely. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promoted giving a "blue card" to current migrant agricultural workers allowing them to stay for five years with their families as long as they continue to do agricultural work.  Feinstein contended that the difficult labor and often sweltering conditions keep U.S. citizens away, leaving migrants, in most cases, as the only workers willing to do it.
The subcommittee in Washington also heard testimony from Connie Horner, who co-owns an organic blueberry farm in South Georgia. She told of the bureaucratic nightmares of the H-2A visa system and failed efforts with local, legal workers, who don’t last long and are ineffective.
“I need your help,” she said,“to make it easier to do what’s right.”
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Georgia’s economy is projected to take a $391 million hit and shed about 3,260 jobs this year because of farm labor shortages, according to a report released Tuesday by the state’s agricultural industry.
The report does not cite the reasons for the worker shortages in Georgia’s $68.8 billion agricultural industry, the state’s largest. But many farmers complained this year that Georgia’s new immigration law -- House Bill 87 -- has scared away the migrant Hispanic workers they depend on, putting their crops at risk.
“The economic losses were real,” Black, a Republican, said under questioning from the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.
Georgia farmers say many U.S. citizens won’t harvest crops in their fields because the work is physically taxing. Many instead hire foreign workers. And many of them are in the country illegally.
After the Republican-controlled state Legislature passed HB 87, farmers reported having trouble finding enough people to harvest their crops. So they commissioned a study of their financial losses.
UGA's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development completed the study for the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other state agricultural groups. The full report is expected to be released this week.
Researchers identified a shortage of 11,000 farm laborers and $74.9 million in losses from seven crops. They surveyed farmers representing nearly half of the acreage available for harvesting those seven crops last spring. Their losses resulted in an extra $106.5 million loss in other goods and services in Georgia plus 1,282 fewer jobs across the state, the report projected. Using these numbers and assuming the farmers they surveyed are representative of all Georgia farmers with the same crops, the researchers projected the state’s total yearly losses could be $391 million and 3,260 full-time jobs.

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The Democrats (and anyone who supports them) should be the ONLY people paying for these law breakers. The rest of us should not have to, as we do not want them here. We want our laws enforced!
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Still posting the pap, even after Big Agriculture has been found vastly inflating the numbers in GA?

The facts are in; the damage is minimal, the costs are few and Big Ag will just have to tighten its proverbial belt. The citizens have spoken. They want the black market workforce with all its attendant costs and problems gone.
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Georgia’s economy is projected to take a $391 million hit and shed about 3,260 jobs this year because of farm labor shortages, according to a report released Tuesday by the state’s agricultural industry.
The report does not cite the reasons for the worker shortages in Georgia’s $68.8 billion agricultural industry, the state’s largest. But many farmers complained this year that Georgia’s new immigration law -- House Bill 87 -- has scared away the migrant Hispanic workers they depend on, putting their crops at risk.
“The economic losses were real,” Black, a Republican, said under questioning from the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.
Georgia farmers say many U.S. citizens won’t harvest crops in their fields because the work is physically taxing. Many instead hire foreign workers. And many of them are in the country illegally.
After the Republican-controlled state Legislature passed HB 87, farmers reported having trouble finding enough people to harvest their crops. So they commissioned a study of their financial losses.
UGA's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development completed the study for the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other state agricultural groups. The full report is expected to be released this week.
Researchers identified a shortage of 11,000 farm laborers and $74.9 million in losses from seven crops. They surveyed farmers representing nearly half of the acreage available for harvesting those seven crops last spring. Their losses resulted in an extra $106.5 million loss in other goods and services in Georgia plus 1,282 fewer jobs across the state, the report projected. Using these numbers and assuming the farmers they surveyed are representative of all Georgia farmers with the same crops, the researchers projected the state’s total yearly losses could be $391 million and 3,260 full-time jobs.

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Georgia unemployment rates drop

Posted: Jan 20, 2012 1:07 AM EST

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Milestone is one of the newest businesses in downtown Albany. The antiques and furniture store has only been open 3 days, but owner Scott Cowart says sales are so good, he already plans on hiring additional staff.

"I am also looking to bring on an additional person," says Cowart.

http://www.walb.com/story/16560980/georgia-un...
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The whole US unemployement rate is down, why not in Georgia ?
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Georgia unemployment rates drop
Posted: Jan 20, 2012 1:07 AM EST
By Sharinda Williams
Albany, Ga.-
Milestone is one of the newest businesses in downtown Albany. The antiques and furniture store has only been open 3 days, but owner Scott Cowart says sales are so good, he already plans on hiring additional staff.
"I am also looking to bring on an additional person," says Cowart.
http://www.walb.com/story/16560980/georgia-un...
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When farmers plant fewer crops in anticipation of an unstable workforce, there isn't necessarily a shortage of that fruit or vegetable.
Once America loses our market share internationally, it's very hard to get back, and it creates an economic ripple effect that goes far beyond the farm.
Fewer crops mean less income, making it difficult for a farmer to make payroll. Unpaid workers can't pay income taxes or spend money that drives sales tax revenues into local communities.
A farmer short on funds won't purchase machinery, will cut back on harvesting supplies, pesticides, and chemicals to keep the crops healthy, and will require fewer services from business that aid in the processing of the land's yield, including wood pallets used to stack and move around the produce, cardboard boxes for packing, and trucks and truck drivers to deliver the goods across the country.
"There is all this economic activity around farms," he says. "And it dries up if the farming does. They are actually killing our jobs."
A farmer's life isn't easy — early mornings, late nights, constant stress, and an a nagging uncertainty whether all that time and money invested into crop work will actually yield healthy produce.

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Georgia wrote:
<quoted text>Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the subcommittee, went further, declaring that state and national E-Verify laws “pose a potentially fatal threat to the livelihood of American farmers.”
Lawmakers’ solutions varied widely. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promoted giving a "blue card" to current migrant agricultural workers allowing them to stay for five years with their families as long as they continue to do agricultural work.  Feinstein contended that the difficult labor and often sweltering conditions keep U.S. citizens away, leaving migrants, in most cases, as the only workers willing to do it.
The subcommittee in Washington also heard testimony from Connie Horner, who co-owns an organic blueberry farm in South Georgia. She told of the bureaucratic nightmares of the H-2A visa system and failed efforts with local, legal workers, who don’t last long and are ineffective.
“I need your help,” she said,“to make it easier to do what’s right.”
Shumer, Feinstein, Boxer, Reid, Baca, Cedillo, etc... While these leftest loons are pandering to their la raza Masters, they offer no law enforcement solutions. While Mrs. Feinstein supports her Blue Card, I do not see her supporting ending birthright citizenship and making these huge corporations responsible for their care.. WE are all quite aware of the unrestricted breeding practices of the Pedro Klan. What her plan does is continues to let these huge farming corporations use and support illegal aliens, while continuing to add to the welfare cost of the State already burdened by these people. Let the Farmers use the legal AgVisa System in place, that's what it's there for..

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Georgia’s economy is projected to take a $391 million hit and shed about 3,260 jobs this year because of farm labor shortages, according to a report released Tuesday by the state’s agricultural industry.
The report does not cite the reasons for the worker shortages in Georgia’s $68.8 billion agricultural industry, the state’s largest. But many farmers complained this year that Georgia’s new immigration law -- House Bill 87 -- has scared away the migrant Hispanic workers they depend on, putting their crops at risk.
“The economic losses were real,” Black, a Republican, said under questioning from the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.
Georgia farmers say many U.S. citizens won’t harvest crops in their fields because the work is physically taxing. Many instead hire foreign workers. And many of them are in the country illegally.
After the Republican-controlled state Legislature passed HB 87, farmers reported having trouble finding enough people to harvest their crops. So they commissioned a study of their financial losses.
UGA's Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development completed the study for the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other state agricultural groups. The full report is expected to be released this week.
Researchers identified a shortage of 11,000 farm laborers and $74.9 million in losses from seven crops. They surveyed farmers representing nearly half of the acreage available for harvesting those seven crops last spring. Their losses resulted in an extra $106.5 million loss in other goods and services in Georgia plus 1,282 fewer jobs across the state, the report projected. Using these numbers and assuming the farmers they surveyed are representative of all Georgia farmers with the same crops, the researchers projected the state’s total yearly losses could be $391 million and 3,260 full-time jobs.
Wah, wah, wah. The farmers have access to unlimited H-2A visas, but they don't take advantage of them due to the requirements they must go through to bring the workers here and have them working. They'd rather take the easy way out and then whine when their "party" is brought to an end.

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Georgia wrote:
When farmers plant fewer crops in anticipation of an unstable workforce, there isn't necessarily a shortage of that fruit or vegetable.
Once America loses our market share internationally, it's very hard to get back, and it creates an economic ripple effect that goes far beyond the farm.
Fewer crops mean less income, making it difficult for a farmer to make payroll. Unpaid workers can't pay income taxes or spend money that drives sales tax revenues into local communities.
A farmer short on funds won't purchase machinery, will cut back on harvesting supplies, pesticides, and chemicals to keep the crops healthy, and will require fewer services from business that aid in the processing of the land's yield, including wood pallets used to stack and move around the produce, cardboard boxes for packing, and trucks and truck drivers to deliver the goods across the country.
"There is all this economic activity around farms," he says. "And it dries up if the farming does. They are actually killing our jobs."
A farmer's life isn't easy — early mornings, late nights, constant stress, and an a nagging uncertainty whether all that time and money invested into crop work will actually yield healthy produce.
Illegal aliens send most of their income to their mother country, so they aren't spending it here, either. This is just more liberal crap.
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Still posting the pap, even after Big Agriculture has been found vastly inflating the numbers in GA?
The facts are in; the damage is minimal, the costs are few and Big Ag will just have to tighten its proverbial belt. The citizens have spoken. They want the black market workforce with all its attendant costs and problems gone.
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The Big Agriculture has been found vastly inflating the numbers in GA? Really, by whom? Enough with the conspiracy theories GO TO WORK PEOPLE
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The whole US unemployement rate is down, why not in Georgia ?
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I have an idea, why don't you call the Fresno, CA Mayor and ask why that cities unemployment is over 15%.
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Wah, wah, wah. The farmers have access to unlimited H-2A visas, but they don't take advantage of them due to the requirements they must go through to bring the workers here and have them working. They'd rather take the easy way out and then whine when their "party" is brought to an end.
From an economic viewpoint, foreign guest workers cost employers more than American workers: Employers pay foreign and domestic workers the same wages, but employers must bear the cost of flying the guest workers to and from the US, pay visa and airport processing fees, ground transportation expenses and housing...
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<quoted text>I have an idea, why don't you call the Fresno, CA Mayor and ask why that cities unemployment is over 15%.
because the unemployed are lazy ! They prefer to live in tents than get a job:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Fresno valley is feeding the rest of the U.S. with fruits and vegetables, so don't give me that chit the unemployment in Fresno is 15%, there are plenty of jobs, the simple fact is the tent city residents don't like them !

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<quoted text> The Big Agriculture has been found vastly inflating the numbers in GA? Really, by whom? Enough with the conspiracy theories GO TO WORK PEOPLE
By the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

http://immigrationreform.com/2012/01/17/georg...

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On January 3 the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GADOA) released a report on the effect of HB87, Georgia’s immigration enforcement law, on farmers in the state. The report, required by HB87, deflates the apocalyptic claims by the agribusiness lobby that the law would cause “crops to rot in the fields” and food prices to skyrocket

the report shows the claims made by corporate farms are false, and that those who benefit from employing illegal workers can afford to pay wages up to 40 percent higher and still remain profitable. It is not surprising that the GADOA report would substantiate FAIR’s work, but what is surprising is that the passage of HB87 had virtually no impact on the profitability of even the largest growers in Georgia
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<quoted text> From an economic viewpoint, foreign guest workers cost employers more than American workers: Employers pay foreign and domestic workers the same wages, but employers must bear the cost of flying the guest workers to and from the US, pay visa and airport processing fees, ground transportation expenses and housing...
Oh well! They do NOT have the option of hiring illegal aliens. It is a felony to do so. These farmers belong in prison. Hire legal or go out of business. Too bad, so sad. Laws apply to ALL of us.

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