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By JULIANA BARBASSA, Associated Press Writer – Thu Jun 24, 5:42 pm ET
SAN FRANCISCO – In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, farm workers are teaming up with comedian Stephen Colbert to challenge unemployed Americans: Come on, take our jobs.
Farm workers are tired of being blamed by politicians and anti-immigrant activists for taking work that should go to Americans and dragging down the economy, said Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers of America.
So the group is encouraging the unemployed — and any Washington pundits or anti-immigrant activists who want to join them — to apply for the some of thousands of agricultural jobs being posted with state agencies as harvest season begins.
All applicants need to do is fill out an online form under the banner "I want to be a farm worker" at www.takeourjobs.org..., and experienced field hands will train them and connect them to farms.
According to the Labor Department, three out of four farm workers were born abroad, and more than half are illegal immigrants. news.yahoo.com...
The illegals took my farmwork away from me back in the eighties
Originally posted by DerekJR321
I really don't think its that American's don't want to do the work. I think its more that American's can't afford to LIVE in America on farm wages.
We don't live in houses of 15-50 people. We can't all pile into one car. We have to pay taxes and medical expenses, etc. Those illegals get all that for free remember?