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Old 02-22-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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There has been a crackdown on illegal immigration but they haven't given us an avenue to get legal workers," said Cox, 49, driving by his irrigated fields on the outskirts of Mexicali, just a quick commute from his U.S. home.
Cox rented a small plot in Mexico in 1991 and now has 2,000 acres under lease. Other American farmers are moving into Mexico for the first time, planting lettuce as far south as Mexico's central heartland.
Two years ago, Cox had to leave around 750,000 pounds of tomatoes unpicked on his farm in Brawley, California, because he could not find enough workers at harvest time
U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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This has been going on for years. Many growers at LEAST as far north as the Salinas Valley have large operations in Mexico, occasionally using the different seasonal changes to 'smooth out' their planting and harvesting schedules, inventories, etc...American growers can also "get away" with looser laws in Mexico, in regards to pesticide use, employee 'rights' etc., although efforts are being made to close some of the 'loopholes'.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Works for me.

That gives Mexican nationals less incentive to come here illegally------and, keeps their employers legal as well.

Besides; with Mx's barely replacement level birthrate, that country will soon need every worker to build up that country
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico - Yahoo! News (broken link)
It sounds like a win win to me, we outsource to a lot of countries now, why not Mexico?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: California
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It sounds like a win win to me, we outsource to a lot of countries now, why not Mexico?
Technically Mexico is outsourcing their laborers. I know a man in my town sponsors a man from Mexico every winter to help him sell Christmas trees. Very nice people.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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Technically Mexico is outsourcing their laborers. I know a man in my town sponsors a man from Mexico every winter to help him sell Christmas trees. Very nice people.
Prologic, I don't know if it luck or not, but I have not met one person from Mexico that were not nice, in fact we have some Mexican friends in Mexico.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: California
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Prologic, I don't know if it luck or not, but I have not met one person from Mexico that were not nice, in fact we have some Mexican friends in Mexico.

I know A LOT of Mexican people who are COMPLETE A-Holes. Probably because pretty much all of my family is Mexican. But then again, I know a lot of A-holes who aren't Mexican as well.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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I know A LOT of Mexican people who are COMPLETE A-Holes. Probably because pretty much all of my family is Mexican. But then again, I know a lot of A-holes who aren't Mexican as well.
Well at least you balanced it out.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: southern california
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makes sense to me. if he is looking for hard working people with good attitude,
i dont see lots of it here that is not already taken, even if and when there is good wages.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:21 AM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Not a problem, we dont need them.

Stop welfare, stop any freebie programs and force our own people to get off their a--ses and do that work for us.

Have you ever saw a skiny welfare person?? NO.

Time to put the people to work so they can earn their living instead of sponging off the rest of us.

Load the lazy butts up and make them pick the fruits and veggies.

DEPORT THEM ALL, we dont need them here.
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