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Friday, August 19, 2011

"A New Generation of Farmers" - Immigration Debate


The New York Times ran a series of articles on immigration, August 18, 2011

I collected some humanitarian comments from the article that I wanted to highlight

"It seems we like the free market and capitalism until we don't." -Greg Pueblo, CO

"You might as well ask if getting rid of slavery made the price of cotton go up. Cheap labor, that's what it was about then, and that's what it's all about now." - Thomas Field, Dallas, Tx.

"Americans are probably not likely to line up for underpaid jobs in a toxic and monotonous work environment." -Dave
Issaquah, WA

"The answer is to quit holding so tight to these ideas that illegal immigrants are a drain on our economy because they obviously are not if portions of our economy will fail without them.

Make it easy for people to immigrate on worker passes, help get them started on a path to citizenship if they wish, and quit acting like they aren't worthy of living in the United States.

I'd like to see the Republicans get off their high horses about immigration reform, too, because they are helping to build a super-poor class of workers who are only slightly better than indentured servants." -RWNorman, Silver Spring, MD

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