In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

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  • techpubs Sioux City, IA
    June 10, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    And all of this is the result of our Gov't refusing to enforce Immigration Laws since 1986. Had our Gov't done due diligence and enforced punishments on employers hiring illegals aliens to work here at substandard wages and conditions as well as locating and deporting the illegal aliens themselves people would not be in this position.
    As unscrupulous employers in different areas learned that they would only get a slap on the wrist at most they lowered wages and hired illegal aliens to increase their own profit. This fueled more illegal border crossings which the Gov't continued to ignore. Now we need to start securing the border and removing those who are here illegally in order to increase the wages back to reasponable wages for American citizens living in poverty.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    June 10, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    The nations breadbasket is in the grain belt (Midwest), There are many poor Americans caught in the chain of poverty.

    The current reform bills will hit the poor of the country much harder that anything in the past.

    Pre 1965, legal immigrants who came here, and could not make it returned home (25-33%)

    I have no sympathy for people who bring this on their selves. Business should be punished, and fined, and the money given to those returning home.

    Do you trust Obama to enforce the new laws if passed?

  • Vala Johnson Harlem, Montana
    June 9, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    Each time you eat a strawberry, grab a head of lettuce out of the frig., an apple or a bunch of grapes out of the fruit bowl, you had best thank those Mexicans who are out there in the fields, orchards and vineyards. May we have a little more compassion and gratitude for those who are working so hard, just barely making ends meet, that we may have that fresh produce.
    And may there be a way for those wanting to get out of the fields and packing sheds to do so; that they can have better lives for themselves and their families.

  • spicey saltlakecity, UT
    June 9, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    7 kids? How did she and her husband afford the deductible? Oh, never mind.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    June 9, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    A stronger economy would make for more job opportunities. REgulation is excessive and hinders business and industry. Our economy could do much better. We also over tax corporations at 35% the world's highest. We have to calm down on spending and give business an opportunity to thrive. It's the goose that lays the golden egg.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 9, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    "The 36-year-old mother of seven was desperate. ... A native of Mexico who was smuggled into the United States as a child,..."


    The stats found in that section of the article alone explains about 90% of what follows.