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    Americans are lining up to be migrant farm workers?

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      the old "doing the jobs "Americans" don't want to do. Sorry, but I don't think we need to change the rules of the free market so we can eat cheap lettuce. Pay a fair wage to legal US citizens to pick the lettuce, if I have to pay more at the market, so be it.
      Cheap, illegal labor is no reason for granting citizenship.

      •  You're probably alone on that score! (0+ / 0-)

        Few Americans would be willing to pay more for lettuce, and I think even fewer employers would be willing to pay that fair wage without being forced to. One reason unions in California are gaining strength, slowly, is because of Latino participation. Immigrants don't have to be the enemy of unions or the working class.

        The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

        by LiberalLady on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:01:13 PM PST

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