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Old 08-26-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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I have a great idea! How about Obama revising his requirements for those illegal immigrants getting in on DACA and receiving work permits to pick crops so they won't be rotting in the fields? Since the scuttlebutt is that Americans won't do those jobs it is a a win-win for the farmers/growers and the DACA recipients will be guaranteed a job, not be in competition for those jobs against Americans and they'd all be legal and all. Most of them are young so physical labor shouldn't be a problem for them. I mean how bad do they want to remain here? Brilliant I say, just brilliant!

Maybe one of our fellow Dream Act advocates could pass this on to our commander in chief. What ya say?
I agree. After all, according to many of the DREAMies they already have "social security numbers" and just want to work without fear of deportation. I'm sure the farmers whose crops are rotting would greatly appreciate it.

http://dreamact.info/forum/showthread.php?t=30502
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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No solution required for this issue, the farmers will be forced to raise the pay rate until someone picks the crops.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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No solution required for this issue, the farmers will be forced to raise the pay rate until someone picks the crops.
nope...It will drive innovation at places like John Deere and IH they'll come up with something that will do the job cheaper and better than Manual labor. This will result in more production jobs in Waterloo etc.....( maybe...I hope.....it would be nice....)
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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nope...It will drive innovation at places like John Deere and IH they'll come up with something that will do the job cheaper and better than Manual labor.
I'd agree, that too. I've often used this argument myself, the cheap labor drives down the incentive for innovation. Instead of a job picking tomatoes you could have a job building robots to pick tomatoes.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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Necessity is the mother of all invention.

They now have robots for intricate surgical procedures, they have robots that can explore Mars, assemble cars, they could build robots that could work 24 hours a day, no weekends or days off that could harvest delicate fruits.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Aren't there enough folks in Calfornia prisons to do some field work?
You mean actual WORK? It's probably considered cruel and unusual punishment to even suggest that.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:04 PM
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I have a great idea! How about Obama revising his requirements for those illegal immigrants getting in on DACA and receiving work permits to pick crops so they won't be rotting in the fields? Since the scuttlebutt is that Americans won't do those jobs it is a a win-win for the farmers/growers and the DACA recipients will be guaranteed a job, not be in competition for those jobs against Americans and they'd all be legal and all. Most of them are young so physical labor shouldn't be a problem for them. I mean how bad do they want to remain here? Brilliant I say, just brilliant!

Maybe one of our fellow Dream Act advocates could pass this on to our commander in chief. What ya say?
Well that would "keep em down" now wouldn't it? We wouldn't want those kids getting an education or anything.

Let slaves be slaves is pure brilliance....yes.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Well that would "keep em down" now wouldn't it? We wouldn't want those kids getting an education or anything.

Let slaves be slaves is pure brilliance....yes.
I had suggested that it only be for their two year deferment. They could pick crops on the weekend to earn their keep in this country. Odd that you probably think otherwise for it to be ok for illegal immigrants to pick crops but for these newly somewhat legalized Dreamers it is slave labor.
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