Skip to comments.Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture
Posted on 07/07/2004 6:43:48 AM PDT by yoe
Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture
S. 1645 and H.R. 3142, the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2003, introduced by Sens. Larry Craig (R-ID) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and Howard Berman (D-CA), is a massive agricultural guestworker-amnesty bill.
Amnesty for estimated 3 million Of the 1.2 million illegal aliens currently working in agriculture, an estimated 860,000 plus their spouses and children could qualify for this amnesty, so the total could reach three million or more.
Past amnesty for agricultural workers failed The 1986 Special Agriculuture Worker (SAW) amnesty showed that when illegal aliens working in agriculture are given green cards, they leave agriculture for other higher-paying occupations. And any form of amnesty entices hundreds of thousands of new illegal aliens, some of whom will work in agriculture, to enter thus continuing to depress wages in all fields including agriculture.
Bill would doom agricultural workers to poverty S. 1645 (and its companion House bill H.R. 3142) would ensure that agricultural workers will never be paid more than minimun wage. Furthermore, it would ensure that taxpayers continue having to subsidize the workers and their families by providing public benefits of education, emergency health care, and income supplements (including tax refunds) for the workers and their families.
Agricultural workers already unemployed
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 107,000 American agricultural workers were unemployed in April 2004. Furthermore, low-skilled workers, many capable of agricultural work, have been the hardest hit by the recent high unemployment. The unemployment rate is almost a third higher for those American workers without a high-school diploma. Just this past February, Alan Greenspan announced that America has an oversupply of low-skilled, low-educated workers. (Greenspan Calls for Better-Educated Workforce, Washington Post, 21 February 2004).
Open borders advocates push to pass amnesty The AGJOBS coalition -- a coalition of organizations and associations promoting cheap labor including, the ALF-CIO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Council of LaRaza, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund -- is attempting a major initiative this month to pressure Congress to pass this illegal alien amnesty. It is urgent that you Fax Congress to oppose this today.
Oh, please. One can never be too rich, too thin, or have too few "low-skilled, low-educated
build truck terminals @the border: that elimanates "nafta trucks" from u.s. highways.
homeland security: medical n fbi offices @the terminals
that way, only "documented workers" are allowed in,
this would be a simple solution to a big problem
I read something similar to this this morning. Senator Frist actually wants to allow the AgJob amensty onto a Class Action Reform Bill that is on the senate floor now. Others are trying to attach the Dream Act Amnesty to the Class Action bill as well. I called my senator's office today about this (Frist and Alexander).
Well if our gooberment in DC and its satelites treats America as a doormat should we expect the migrants from the immivasion to be any different?
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