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Old 07-19-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I would guess only a handful of the illegals in Alabama were actually working in agriculture. True statistics don't actually show many total jobs in agriculture and not all are held by illegals.

Whatever happened to the idea of using machines? They use robotics to build cars, even do surgeries, why not have harvesting machines? Necessity is the mother of all invention. Time to get inventing.

And if they really need cheap foreign workers, they can bring them in legally with the H2A visas which are geared toward temporary guest workers.

The problem with that? It means the guest worker doesn't have to contact criminal smuggling rings that are associated with the violent cartels -- less risk of ending up in a big pit with a lot of other corpses. And the employer has to make some attempt to hire Americans first - and pay legal wages.
I would not be surprised many illegals are being used to clean up and rebuild from all the recent tornado damage in Alabama. This would have been a perfect opportunity to put long time unemployed citizens in Alabama back to work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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yes, i'm sure you could also create a huge decrease in speeding if you shot speeders in the head, too.
lol
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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You'll have to prove that one
why's that? you never bothered proving your price-of-food-will-double scenario
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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why's that? you never bothered proving your price-of-food-will-double scenario
What was the agreed upon number that work in ag jobs? 3%? I don't see food prices budging at all.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Deporting all the illegals currently in the US would absolutely devastate the economy.

Prove it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Prove it.
Basic economics.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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No hold the employers accountable for their crimes. make the penalty stiff enough so that its no longer cost effective or worth the risk to break the law.


If tinman gets it, it must not be too hard to figure out
yehehehehe!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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So, destroy the USA in order to get those dastardly immigrants?

The host, is / are those that employ and house them.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Deporting all the illegals currently in the US would absolutely devastate the economy.

Bite me!
Hehehehe


No, seriously. I feel just the opposite.
I also feel the need for very high trade tariffs.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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The host, is / are those that employ and house them.
If this is the case, the analogy makes no sense. Parasites damage the host, if the host is the business, and they are the ones getting hurt wtf is it anyone else's business whether they choose to employ them or not?
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