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Old Today, 11:12 AM
 
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Voluntarily? In my former home of Colorado, large orchard owners built rows of shacks and bussed in seasonal Mexican workers. Yes the workers were there “voluntarily”, and it was all perfectly legal and sanctioned, but they had little or no freedom. They were the 21st Century version of black slaves working the fields 150 years ago.

Both the left and right try to politicize this ugly situation, and both are wrong. Add to that the reality that many Latino families in the southwestern states can trace their family heritage to long before the first “white” settlers arrived. And now they’re being told by some flabby pol they don’t belong there?
"the workers were there “voluntarily”,"They were the 21st Century version of black slaves"
Nothing like contradicting your OWN statement!


If they VOLUNTEERED they are NOT "SLAVES! Exaggerate much?
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Someone who has no other choice than to work for below average wages because they are in the country illegally thus illegal to work so they can not ask for higher wages, time off, benefits, etc. and the employer benefits from paying lower wages.
Hmmm ... So what's the problem:

Is it:

a.) People are in the US illegally.
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I know right, this seems like the logical solution. Doesn’t seem like Republican Party would ever let it happen though.
What happens when the Visa expires and they don't go home? I know. You get them on every public assistance program known to man and register them to vote.
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