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Old 08-10-2009, 01:16 AM
 
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Is it good that farmers are moving their businesses out of the U.S. to Mexico?

Reuters AlertNet - RPT-US farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico

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But this farm is not in California, where illegal immigration raids are causing labor shortages and strict environmental regulations are increasing costs.

Instead, Cox's farm is just south of the border in Mexico where he can hire workers at a tenth of the cost
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The Bush administration's clampdown on undocumented workers and tighter border security means the flow of Mexican workers to California is drying up, Cox said.

"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.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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WAAAAH! There's not enough cheap, illegal and exploitative labor available in the US at the moment.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:08 AM
 
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WAAAAH! There's not enough cheap, illegal and exploitative labor available in the US at the moment.
Is that the most intelligent response you're capable of?
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Why does the government have to give them an "avenue" to get legal workers. They don't need any "avenue." What they need to do is pay a living wage.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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If it keeps some of them out of the US I don't have a problem with this. Besides, I can see this as a job that many people wouldn't want to do and CA's rural areas don't have the population to support their farms on their own.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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If it keeps some of them out of the US I don't have a problem with this. Besides, I can see this as a job that many people wouldn't want to do and CA's rural areas don't have the population to support their farms on their own.
Yeppers.

And; to be blunt, I would prefer to see Mexicans in Mexico working legally supplying the USA with goods and services vs. them being here illegally under any circumstances.

Besides; that low wage arrangement will only last for maybe another 10-20 years----------tops. Why I say that is Mexico's birthrate is ca. 2.32 children per woman (2.1 is replacement level) so SoB will soon be facing labor shortages hence forcing wages up.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Yes it's good. If someone cannot do business and hire any Americans, then their business really isn't benefitting this country. Healthcare for those employees is far too costly in the USA and the employers have no intention of providing health insurance plans. In Mexico the cost of health care is far far more affordable.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yes it's good. If someone cannot do business and hire any Americans, then their business really isn't benefitting this country. Healthcare for those employees is far too costly in the USA and the employers have no intention of providing health insurance plans. In Mexico the cost of health care is far far more affordable.
That alone covers a HUGE cost. Besides we can tariff goods coming in. What we don't need is to have tax payers pick up the tab for social services like what we are being forced to do now.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Yeppers.

And; to be blunt, I would prefer to see Mexicans in Mexico working legally supplying the USA with goods and services vs. them being here illegally under any circumstances.

Besides; that low wage arrangement will only last for maybe another 10-20 years----------tops. Why I say that is Mexico's birthrate is ca. 2.32 children per woman (2.1 is replacement level) so SoB will soon be facing labor shortages hence forcing wages up.
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Still, no matter how small Mexican families get, some workers will still cross the border to seek higher U.S. salaries. Mexico's minimum wage is less than $4 a day compared to the U.S federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour.
“The demographic change will mean less pressure on people to leave but they're still going to need good jobs in Mexico,” said Philip Martin, a professor specializing in immigration, farm labor and economic development at the University of California, Davis.
Any decline in immigration from Mexico will be slow because leaving for America is so customary in towns like Jalpa that many teenagers hardly look for work before shipping out.
Nearly everyone has kin in the United States, making it easier to settle and find a job. Hundreds of thousands could still cross the border every year for years to come, demographers say.
Anselmo Munoz, 50, who runs a vegetable stall in Jalpa's market, says he looks after the homes of his 10 brothers and sisters who live in the United States.
His uncle is a “coyote,” or migrant smuggler. Of his three kids, one has settled in town, and two are still in school.
“I hope they stay,” he said.
Mexico's shrinking families could cut flow to U.S.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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<<"There has been a crackdown on illegal immigration but they haven't given us an avenue to get legal workers," >>

Suggestion: Try advertsing in your local paper for American citizens, or lrgal residents. Most have a good 'Help Wanted' section.
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