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What is the percentage of illegal aliens that actually work our farms?

If X amount of illegals are needed to work as farmhands would it be a good idea to grant them work visas and then deport the surplus? Is that a fair fix for our broken system?

Asked By: Trader G - 1/27/2010
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Among the strengths of Martin and Teitelbaum’s reality check (their term) is its illumination of the distortions of and drag on progress that a developed economy suffers when flooded by a third-world workforce... More
Answered By: Sasori - 1/27/2010
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Some say 3%, but never show proof. But is it's true, times that by 20MILLION.
Answered By: QTpie - 1/27/2010
 
Why would only farm work be considered. there are other jobs in which they tend to go that American born people do not often go such as meatpacking and janitorial.
Answered By: delina_m - 1/27/2010
 
As small or big of the number. The immigration crackdown is really affecting our US farms, and putting us endanger of recieving contaminated food from other countries. Our system is broken, and I'm glad you see this, and this is why we should push to fix it with immigration reform. Even in this recession, Americans... More
Answered By: greasytony - 1/27/2010
 
70% of 1.6 million farm workers are illegal aliens, so this makes the percentage of 20 million illegals quite low. Not over Americans looking for these jobs... More
Answered By: Kize - 1/27/2010
 
In the Napa valley, there is only 1 winery that does such as you said. They hire Mexicans for the season and then send them back. They said it takes a lot more paper work, but they are doing the right thing and it shows that it is possible. Wish I could remember the name of the winery though. BTW Napa Valley alone has... More
Answered By: timetravler - 1/27/2010
 
big enough to affect us if they are deported. @ kize, looking is one thing, and actually doing the work in another, and if they do, how long do they even last?
Answered By: Stan da Man - 1/27/2010
 
Don't be naive, there's NOT a surplus of immigrant workers. The US actually needs more immigrants to do the work we Americans don't want or don't know how to do.
Answered By: Ruben Mexicano - 1/27/2010
 
Ruben is right. We have a shortage of workers right now.
Answered By: Texas Gurl - 1/27/2010
 
99% doing the outside work, reaping, harvesting etc. 100% americans doing the office and business side. Americans do not want to work a farm unless their parents own it.
Answered By: jad152 - 1/27/2010
 
less than 7%, but we have over 50% who sign up and use welfare.
Answered By: Daisy - 1/27/2010
 
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