Farmers are eager for immigration reform

  • Article by: Ricardo Lopez , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: February 6, 2013 - 11:39 PM

In the San Joaquin Valley, farms are struggling to find enough migrant laborers.

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comment229Feb. 7, 13 6:42 AM

“When the crops are ripe, we need a reliable labor force,” she said. “That’s what we’re worried about going forward.”.... Just a little bit of conflict here. I hear people scream about the unemployment rate in this country, and yet I see signs on most stores looking for help and then there is this article. What's that? The businesses are not paying a livable wage? Well, gee, let's just blame that on the government then. The same concept is true of big business that have their products manufactured in China, Vietnam, and Mexico, because the labor rate is so low instead of hiring Americans. Go ahead, blame the government some more. Who wins? Big business...who loses? The middle class. Class warfare anyone? The first shot in this war should be an edict followed by everyone in the middle class in this country. If it does NOT say Proudly Made in the USA.... you don't buy it. THAT would send a message loud and clear to a few CEOs (IE our beloved Apple Corporation and others). Face it, the minute you hear some CEO mention the word "global economy" it simply means some more American workers are going to lose their jobs in the name of greed, and then blame the government that so many will buy as the excuse. Oh, if you were a fly on the wall of those corporate conference rooms and could hear the actual statements. Romney's comments, were the tip of the iceberg.

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marcymmbFeb. 7, 13 9:20 AM

If they are having problems getting workers now I don't get how immigration reform will help them.

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myah03Feb. 7, 1311:23 AM

So we give federal subsidies to the oil, timber, and a gob of other industries including crop land subsidies. Why not take from the oil subsidy and give to the farmer so they can pay Americans a good wage to do the field work. I know what your going to say, no American would do that work but I disagree! As a kid I did all kinds of field work. Also, what are all the pieces of goo in prison doing, oh yeah pumping iron? Put them in the fields!

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theruntFeb. 7, 13 7:48 PM

A new study shows Asians now outnumber Hispanics among new arrivals. The study says 46% of these Asians have college degrees, compared to 29% of Americans, and their average salary is $60,000, vs. $38,000 for the rest of us. Mr. Limbaugh, don't miss this opportunity to stir up your base. Those Asians are taking all the GOOD jobs!

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