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Farming Like Itís 1699
National Review ^ | 10 December 2019 | Mark Krikorian

Posted on 12/10/2019 2:49:54 PM PST by zeestephen

The House is expected to vote Wednesday on the hilariously misnamed Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would “modernize” agricultural labor right back to the 17th century. At the core of the bill are several indentured-labor schemes intended to tie current illegal aliens and future “temporary” workers to farm jobs for four to ten years before giving them Green Cards.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; h1b; immigration
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1 posted on 12/10/2019 2:49:54 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Honestly since we are not fixing the real root of the immigration problem, i anm not bothered by this new requirement.


2 posted on 12/10/2019 2:52:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: zeestephen

No GREEN Cards!


3 posted on 12/10/2019 2:56:40 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% ¬ó PERMANENTLY)
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To: zeestephen

What’s wrong with the braseros of old? If decent people want to come to the US and work, make it legal for them to do so without automatically granting them the rights of citizens or permanent residency. If is wasn’t for illegals in Wisconsin, there would be no dairy industry. They are mostly good, honest, decent, hard-working family people


4 posted on 12/10/2019 2:57:40 PM PST by myerson
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To: zeestephen

Either chop cotton muchachos or go back to your native country.


5 posted on 12/10/2019 2:57:43 PM PST by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: zeestephen

Democrats, working hard to bring back slavery.


6 posted on 12/10/2019 3:00:33 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: zeestephen

Can you say.....”Indentured Servitude”?


7 posted on 12/10/2019 3:05:48 PM PST by joe fonebone (Communists Need To Be Eliminated)
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To: American in Israel
Re: Democrats, working hard to bring back slavery.

One problem....

When these “slaves” become citizens, they are not going to vote for the Republican Party, like they did in the 1860s and 1870s.

8 posted on 12/10/2019 3:09:31 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

So indentured servants. Sweet!


9 posted on 12/10/2019 3:12:59 PM PST by CJ Wolf (-Please forgive my misspellings, as I forgive those that misspell around me.)
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To: zeestephen

The Democrat party is and always has been about legalizing slavery.


10 posted on 12/10/2019 3:25:14 PM PST by No.6
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To: zeestephen

This is Mexico’s idea of job security

Next up: we all go back to mud huts, cuz they’re enviro-groovy


11 posted on 12/10/2019 3:25:28 PM PST by Regulator
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To: zeestephen

How about they figure out how to automate those jobs.


12 posted on 12/10/2019 3:31:08 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: zeestephen

Gosh, National Review (a former conservative rag), it might cost employers more than hiring illegals!


13 posted on 12/10/2019 3:31:28 PM PST by ebshumidors
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Another thing that’s going back to 1699 seems to be the weather, large parts of the wheat harvest in western Canada had to be done with snow on the ground (since late September in some parts). Of course it would be worse without this global warming. (yeah right)


14 posted on 12/10/2019 3:40:13 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (Nobody reads this anyway so here's my password: *************)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Automate those jobs?
Machine-picked strawberries tend to be a bit too pulverized into mush for my taste.


15 posted on 12/10/2019 3:57:49 PM PST by mumblypeg
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To: zeestephen

I’m pretty sure that used to be called “indentured servitude” a couple of hundred years ago-and it is frowned upon now-will the ag workers have to live in primitive cabins on the plantation without leaving, too? Maybe I’m weird, but I think it is more sensible to make that ag/farm work part of another welfare-to-work program-pay the welfare takers to do that work-also make the work a minimum wage 1st job for teens-and college students in Summer-make them learn to really work for money-no need to import immigrants as virtual slaves-I grew up doing farm and ranch work on our family ranch-I learned to like making money and developed good work habits along with a liking for exercise and staying strong-I actually still have farm/ranch work skills if I need them...

The best way to melt the fragile little snowflakes and teach them to be useful people might be to make them work where there are no safe spaces with teddybears, crayons, naptimes or blankets...


16 posted on 12/10/2019 4:05:36 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys-you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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That’s re-legalizing slavery. It was legal when the Democratic Party was formed and for decades afterwards.


17 posted on 12/10/2019 4:05:59 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: zeestephen

So I can get a cute Mexican girl to come work “my fields” for the promise of a green card? Wooohooo!


18 posted on 12/10/2019 4:06:33 PM PST by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: zeestephen
Will they sing spirituals? I love spirituals.

Color me - can I still say that? - just a little skeptical.

19 posted on 12/10/2019 4:09:02 PM PST by Billthedrill
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“”What’s wrong with the braseros of old?””

It worked for a lot of years in CA and also around the country for different crops at different times of the year. People were happy to have the work and then go home. What changed? Democrats promised something for nothing, I guess!


20 posted on 12/10/2019 4:25:04 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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