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Incentives fueling illegal immigration

The incentive is CHEAP LABOR. Require that illegal immigrants must be paid twice the minimum wage (with a right on the part of the employee to collect after the job is over with triple damages and attorney's fees) and the problem would suddenly evaporate. CHEAP LABOR. If there is an actual need because "Americans won't do the work" double the minimum wage is cheap enough. Fred  (Nov 7, 2007 | post #84)

Chicago Tribune

McDonald's farmworker raise fought by growers

As both McDonald's and Yum! Brands are offering to pay more for the tomatoes they buy, it is likely some growers are willing to pay a fair wage in order to get a better price. Maybe someday there won't be much of a market for tomatoes picked at substandard wages. Fred Bauder  (Nov 7, 2007 | post #2)

Chicago Tribune

Oil Rises Sharply on Inventory Report

It's caused by rising demand from China and India, and is probably a permanent thing. A firm price opens the door to investment in a number of alternatives. Fred  (Nov 2, 2007 | post #28)