Illegal immigrants and the United Farm Workers of America say legal United States residents can’t do the agricultural jobs that they do. So they’ve challenged unemployed Americans to take them. I don’t need the job, but I just can’t pass up a good challenge.
I remember a time around this area, when children worked the fields doing chores such as de-tasseling corn every summer. My relatives worked in fields and canneries, my ancestors’ endured hardships, as have all of ours.
Then arrived factory jobs that allowed Americans to be paid and treated better, so many people took them. The fact is that there were always lower paying, rough neck, work until you pass out, be paid like a pauper and cough up a lung 10 years later factory jobs for those not lucky enough to have gotten the better ones. Now these jobs are the rule rather than the exception. To imply that Americans can’t take the conditions in a field is a confrontational stance to take for udocumented workers.
In case no one knew, a peso is still worth less than a dollar. This means illegals can come to the States, work for a few months and take those dollars back home where they are worth more. Maybe this is why they are able to survive these horrendous conditions that us soft Americans can’t take.
I have no problem with legal immigrants in the U.S. but this is an insult to ALL legal residents, no matter their heritage. Americans need leaders willing to stand up to illegal immigrants. Perhaps part of the problem here is too many of our politicians and corporate “leaders” rely on this cheap immigrant labor as another addition to their illegal activities that provide them with luxuries most Americans only dream about.
I took the United Farm Workers challenge and filled out their form to obtain employment, which they claim they will so graciously train me to do. Do illegals even have to fill out a form?
I got an email with a link to a website where they advised me to put in “farmworker” in the type of employment field and do a search for every state in the U.S. Nothing available in my state, I guess no illegals are willing to give up their jobs in Indiana! I know there are plenty here. This is the fault of our “leaders”
I’m a college educated American willing to take an illegal immigrants job. Updates provided if jobs become available in my area.
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