Some Alabama farmers cut back crops, citing crackdown

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    May 15, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    @My2Cents: I agree. However, what do you think the price of their goods will rise to if they pay proper wages?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 14, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    Here in the United States we have a documented 88 million employable unemployed americans looking for jobs and this is the best blackmail plan they can come up with? I think these farmers better get used to the idea of never having illegal aliens or foreign labor with visa to fall back on anymore.

    Foreign labor is supplemental labor, not primary labor and that is the way of the future. When farmers can buy multimillion farm machines every year and still live comfortable there is a labor problem, and its not the lack of labor. Its the slave labor trade is the problem. The crack down is on slavery not missing workers.

    It's time they pay the piper and pay their workers legal wages, incomes, and benefits and put their job needs on the american job market instead of advertising in Mexico and South America for workers. This blackmail tactics by farmers is unfounded and criminal and a hoax so the food brokers can make their millions. The food brokers need to cut back on their greed and profit and be accountable to the unemployed Americans and our veterans.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    May 13, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    I guess this is what you get when you cheat the system with illegal help. I guess the farmers who were honestly making a living will survive just fine.

    May 13, 2012 2:09 p.m.

    entitlement whiner. The Feds stepped in with unlimited (H-2A) visas.

    Saying that whites can't do labor intensive jobs is profiling and racist.

  • trueamerican Huntsville, AL
    May 13, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    I have zero sympathy for these farmers that take advantage of illegal aliens. Farmers have long been receiving payments, from our tax dollars, to not even plant crops. What? Does Alabama want to turn into the mess that California is in now? Bankrupt beyond belief. I think not. The only way to deal with this is to stop allowing anchor babies to have automatic citizenship. This will cut off a lot of welfare payments. Further, e-verify must be passed by everyone.