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- Sep 13, 2012
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- Near Magnolia, TX
You didn't read the article.They tried to encourage high school and college athletes to work the farms in the 1960s during the summer months. It didn't work out very well.It's more likely citizens can't live off of those jobs. But let the excuses continue as to why hardliners are letting people off the hook for hiring illegally.So that makes it OK then, right?there are illegals on every ranch and farm in Iowa too....The dairy farm is in Iowa and you were going on about illegals on every farm and ranch in California......And he lives in Fresno CA.....so what?....there are illegals on every ranch and farm in Iowa too....
The salient point is that there are illegals on almost all farms, and if that suddenly stopped, it would not just make food prices double, but become scare at any price, because citizens don't want agricultural jobs.
In 1964, a program that brought migrant Mexican laborers to the U.S. ended. So the U.S. recruited American students to pick crops instead. When they saw their living conditions, strikes ensued.www.npr.org
I know tons of people (Americans) that worked on farms in high school. My wife worked on a dairy, milked before and after school. A lot of the guys hauled hay, now that's hot back breaking work. Personally I did summer work in an ice plant, bagging ice for the local supermarkets. Young people that wanted to earn summer or after school money would take what was available. The problem is young people over the last 30 or so years are just too pampered, they aren't taught that working for what you want is a good thing.
Actually I did, the poor things didn't like picking cantaloupe, what the hell did they think they were signing up for? The fact that they quit says more about them than the work.