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Old 11-19-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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An immigration reform organization has released a report that challenges the argument of open border proponents who claim there's a shortage of farm workers in the United States.

The report was commissioned by the Washington, DC-based Center for Immigration Studies, and is entitled Farm Labor Shortages: How Real? What Response? Jessica Vaughan, a senior policy analyst for the CIS, says the shortage is a myth.

"There are no real indications of a shortage. Production of fresh fruits and vegetables has actually gone up. The growers are planting more and more, and they're harvesting more and more. The prices have stayed the same," argues Vaughan. "If there were really a shortage we would start to see shortages of produce on our shelves."

Immigration study says farm worker shortage a myth (OneNewsNow.com) (broken link)
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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This is really no surprise. If the main stream media keeps saying over and over again that we need more farm workers then people will believe them. Most of the media is very pro amnesty and they'll keep pushing that agenda.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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no one is saying theyre short now. they will be if aggressive deportation policy is enacted.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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Good, a shortage will drive up wages and offer decent paying jobs to Americans
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I am willing to pay more so that legals are paid a fair wage. I wish they would add a box on my income tax return.
Are you willing to donate money to the mass deportation fund? How much? Uhmmm all of my return...
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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I'd pay more for fruit and veggies if it meant that they were picked by someone who was working legally in this country. If it paid a decent wage, I'd do it between semesters to bolster my scholarship fund! I've spent summers as a teenager picking cantelopes and tomatoes in the hot Texas sun--it doesn't get any more back breaking than that but at least I was paid a fair wage to do it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Good, a shortage will drive up wages and offer decent paying jobs to Americans
farms are already receiving subsidies. if they are forced to pay higher wages, how do you think they will manage to stay afloat? this is a domino effect. and a perfect example of why we need immigrant labor.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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farms are already receiving subsidies. if they are forced to pay higher wages, how do you think they will manage to stay afloat? this is a domino effect. and a perfect example of why we need immigrant labor.
So you don't want people who pick crops to be paid adequately? This is completely unamerican--
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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farms are already receiving subsidies. if they are forced to pay higher wages, how do you think they will manage to stay afloat? this is a domino effect. and a perfect example of why we need immigrant labor.
Not true. About two-thirds of all American's farmers and ranchers receive no direct government support at all.




AskQuestions.org - Farm Subsidies
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:42 PM
 
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Not true. About two-thirds of all American's farmers and ranchers receive no direct government support at all.

AskQuestions.org - Farm Subsidies
not all farms. sorry if i was implicit. i realize i didnt specify. my apologies. but 1/3 of our farms? we will feel the effects.
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