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  •  Pilk is right. Mdmslle is wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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    I would add that comparing the plight of illegal workers to the struggle of African Americans diminishes the civil rights movement and is an insult to African Americans.

    African Americans have no homeland of citizenship where they can return with the right to work and live as citizens.

    A point that these diaries ignore is to explain why would anyone, once legalized, continue to work in deplorable, unsafe conditions if they are eligible for all the social  safety nets available to citizens.

    There would be the next wave of illegal and exploitable labor, as the current pool immediately move up to compete with the legal work force.  It has already happened once before, as explained by Pilk.

    Let the farmers produce rot  if the value of their product is so little that their business model can only survive with near slave labor.

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