Fixing our broken immigration system By TOM VILSACK May 29, 2011 Most Americans don't realize it, but farmers and the food they put on our tables play an important role in the high quality of life we all enjoy. Partly because American-grown food is relatively inexpensive compared to food in much of the rest of the world, American families can spend more of their income on a home, a vacation or a college education for their children. In fact, Americans spend only half as much of our total expenditures on food as do the citizens of Italy or Japan. Tom Vilsack is U.S. secretary of agriculture. Fixing our broken immigration system H-2A visa supply unlimited supply of immigrants legally to work the farms. This problem has nothing to do with the 20 million illegal aliens in the country or immigration. If there is a shortage of farm workers it is because illegal aliens do not want to work on farms either. Once again, immigration reform has nothing to do with lack of farm workers. Legalize them and farmers will have no farm workers. How many legal aliens are working on farms? NONE. There are 20 million illegal aliens in the country and only 2% are working on farms. What are the others doing? Taking jobs from Americans and lowering wages. So we must take action to prevent the further outsourcing of farm-related jobs. Good by, out source your farms, if it means you take the 20 million with you and keep those who want to come from coming here. The legal process to deport all those not here legally would take a long time and cost tens of billions of dollars. The more efficient approach involves pursuit of comprehensive immigration reform that meets our economic and security needs for the 21st century. Bucket of horse shit. Go after business that hire illegal aliens and they will get the message and SELF DEPORT as the did doing Operation Wet Back.