Suck It, Lou Dobbs
Yep, it was inevitable.
More and more American farmers are getting around the labor shortage caused by the crackdown of illegal migrant workers by buying up farm land in Mexico and hiring the workers where they live.
These idiot Republicans and their scare tactics about illegal aliens are continuing to fuck up the American economy.
I live in San Antonio, about 150 miles from Mexico.
One of the perks of living so near the border used to be the glut of hardworking Mexican aliens who were willing to do gardening, tile & cement work, leveling, roofing, hauling, tree trimming and other noxious tasks that really don't require hiring three blond guys named Scott, Chad and Trent and their shiny new pick-ups for 50 bucks an hour.
Nah, give me a guy named Chuy with eight fingers and a dented 1972 Ford pick-up any time. I pay fair wages, serve lunch and tons of water and drinks. I let them estimate the job, and it's usually so reasonable I don't have to haggle.
Who is that hurting?
How much are Americans willing to pay for a fucking head of lettuce when we are forced to hire Scott, Chad and Trent to pick it?
How many urban homes will fall into disgraceful disrepair when homeowners can't afford to hire licensed, bonded All-American contractors?
Employing migrant alien workers and ignoring the immigration status of hardworking Mexicans and South and Central Americans has been the American way for generations.
Aliens should be allowed to work in America, and American businesses should be bound by law to pay them at least minimum wage and provide decent working conditions.
I want to eat produce grown in America, picked by anyone who wants to do the job.