TJ is already a town that isn't exactly Mexico. People uses dollars instead
of Pesos and they speak Spanglish. Those who grew up in the United States do
face a lot of ostracism though. Its a crazy situation.
Sympathy pieces like this are meant to elicit approval of illegal immigration,
and to let those who come here illegally know (wrongly) that it's
acceptable. We will never get this problem fixed until the media accepts
responsibility on their part for breaking our immigration enforcement. Yes it is
an AP story, but that's no reason for responsible newspapers to print it.
In America we are forced to accept people who speak Spanish, but in Mexico those
that speak English should be allowed to stay in the U.S. illegally because
it's so difficult in Mexico? That's some twisted logic.
If you spend time in Tijuana and talk to the people, you will know that probably
85-90% speak English, and most of the people there have spent time legally or
illegally in the US. It's a border town, it caters to the tourist dollars.
There is a large community of visa workers that commute each day to
San Diego or the farms. It's cheaper to live there than the US. Many people
there are US citizens married to Mexicans commute also. Also people in the US
commute to jobs in Mexico. I'll bet at least half of the supervisors at the
call center live in the US. His parents brought him here at five
years old, they spoke perfect English when they came here?This
article does prove that there is life after deportation, something that is
obscured in the fight to import illegal labor.
1) We have a large large # of farms that want these workers.2) These farms
can't get locals to work for them. Not many will do it. Sure a few
teenagers will. But nowadays most of the teenagers leave the small towns and go
to college and then never return. They can't get enough workers. Sure...
there is huge unemployment, but ask a farmer? Can he get those welfare queens
and kings to work for him? Nope... why should they? It would mean they would
have to move, work their tail off and get on marginally better off in life than
they are on the dole. Those who want to work usually find good enough work even
at 30 hours a week that it makes the farm job not look like it's worth it.
And they are probably right. Translation, big farmer can't get enough
workers without the illegals. You eat don't you?3) We have a little
itsy bitsy quota from Mexico for how many legal immigrants can come. BUT we
want them to come and we literally need them to come and should want them to
come. Raise the quota… that’s the real issue.
I really feel for these people. But this is a nation of laws and they must be
@HamathThe H-2a farm visas are unlimited, so raising the quota does
not solve the problem. Only 5% of the people here illegally work on farms, the
rest take jobs that we can't export, like the service industry,
construction, hospitality etc. In 2011 we gave out 3.2 million work visas, most
are good for 3 years with another 3 year extension. In the early
1960s, Cesar Chavez convinced Congress to curb the “Bracero”
guest-worker program, which allowed farms to hire low cost Mexican immigrants
instead of American farm workers. The loss of foreign workers forced
farms and food companies to triple the wages paid to American field workers. The
wages rose from $1.77 per hour in 1965, to $5.63 in 1978. That’s
equivalent to $20.27 per hour in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Since then, farm workers’ wages has fallen after inflation,
amid a huge wage of legal and illegal immigration.The problem is
addiction to cheap labor, and the Progressive Democrats open border agenda that
will end this country as we know it. Americans will work those
jobs. They have in the past.
@RRBAmericans won't work the jobs. Not in every state. Maybe
Utah is different. But things have changed with the welfare state we live in.
There are farmers out here in Nebraska who have tried to immigrant free and
failed to find enough workers. They've had to chose between losing crop
and going to the local grocery stores and picking up the day workers that
congregate there and are predominantly illegals.
I am glad that they have found a means to survive. The people who come to the
Untied States illegally should take a lesions from these people. Mexico and
Guatemala are not as desperate as the media would like you to believe. Their
economies are stable and the businesses are doing very well. There are jobs but
the bulk of the illegals are seeking the American dream the wrong way. We have to save America first.
HamathExplain to me again why they need day workers when the H-1a
visa is unlimited? One application is all that is needed for 1-500 workers. Americans did work the fields for $20 per hour (in todays money) back in
I am a bilingual american who happens to work in a call center. I love my job
and to be honest for those who are working in these call centers they can make a
very good wage here as a multilingual agent. With the growing spanish speaking
population companies are in a great need of people who can cater to a wider
range of people. The company I work for is hired by many larger companies just
to handle their call centers since we are in my opinion the best in the
business. I would encourage these people to take the necessary steps towards
citizenship and seriously look into this field.