NIKV69 wrote:Aaron747 wrote:
The bracero program ended in 1964. What is the 'process' now for agricultural workers? And on the subject of wages, don't tell me motel chains, construction, and the meatpacking industry don't like things *just the way they are*. No unionization to worry about because all supes have to do is threaten to speak with la migra.
These jobs don't pay as bad as you make them out to be, also you ignore the fact that these jobs pay a certain market rate. Just like with fast food jobs. They pay $40,000-50,000 a year not $100,000. It doesn't mean these businesses are liking paying people poorly with the threat of calling immigration. Yet again another red herring.Aaron747 wrote:
All of these people are all not.....sounds like this means some are. We have no way to iron that out with immigration courts as dysfunctional as they currently are. You said 'go through the process'...well, the process needs fixing. Asylum claims need to be adjudicated to determine if they are bogus or not.
It sure does but it doesn't mean we just let people stream in here by the thousands and propagate the narrative they are asylum seekers. The border needs to be closed and secure for any thing to change because to do otherwise just enables people to think they are going to get amnesty as long as they enter illegally.
So, again, what’s the ‘process’ for migrant workers to pick crops, pack meat, and build buildings? Answer: right now there is none. Employers are totally fine with that.
The last such guest worker program ended in 1964. The current laws have annual caps on visas for people from LatAm, and processing takes years and thousands of dollars. No bipartisan great compromise since the Reagan amnesty of 1986.