E-Verify Bill Is Potential 'Disaster,' Washington Fruit Industry Says
Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, believes every employer in America ought to be required to check their workers' Social Security numbers against a federal electronic database, a system called E-Verify, to weed out illegal immigrants from the nation's workforce.
Smith maintains that without immigrants tending the fields, "we could open up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans and legal workers."
But Gempler, whose organization assists farmers with labor issues, scoffs at the notion that unemployed Americans will get off the couch and jump at the chance to pick cherries for 10 hours a day in 100-degree heat.
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#1 Aug 3, 2011
If you pay them a living wage, and provide them with water, you will have Americans applying for these jobs.
Young people will have a job in the summer, and unemployed people will apply, rather than see their families starve.
Before illegal aliens took over the farm industry, young people used to pick fruit and vegetables for a summer job. Let it go back to allowing Americans to work.
#2 Aug 3, 2011
These agribusinesses all have a vested interest in the status quo, where they get cheap labor and taxpayers bear the social costs of a black market workforce for them. Of course, they're gonna push back on any attempts to change things. They love it just as it is.
#3 Aug 3, 2011
More pro illegal alien propaganda bs.
#4 Aug 3, 2011
Yes Americans should go back to the farm but the only thing those young people aren't young anymore, did you ever see the TV AD with young kids stumble over an apple stand with apples rolling
all over the place trying to get to the bottled apple juice that may tell you how much summer kids knows about farm work or maybe the experience of a school tour to the farm,why the emphasis changes to money talk without knowing if you can manage the job in the fields and get the illegals out? this must be a carefully sorted out act since no one wants throw out the baby with the bath water.
#5 Aug 4, 2011
Nice try with the propaganda, more bull turds.
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#6 Aug 4, 2011
Blame the poison of modern liberalism and the media propagandists who've corrupted and indoctrinated the current generation of parents and the youth of this country.
It will take at least another generation for the tide to swing the other way.
#7 Aug 4, 2011
100% truth. The 'war on poverty' was nothing more than a war on initiative and self-reliance. Necessity, not comfort, is the mother of invention.
#8 Aug 4, 2011
10:31 am, Thursday, August 4, 2011:
RE: E-Verify Bill Is Potential 'Disaster,' Washington Fruit Industry Says
..... If it can be done and is practical, and can be enforced "properly", then hiring in general should go by priority in the USA:
1) Citizens of the USA
2) LEGAL residents of the USA
3) Anyone else
..... There probably are many among the unemployed who would be willing to do ANY jobs.
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